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Butter Chicken is a delicious mild curry dish that comes together in under an hour for a hearty family meal.


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Butter Chicken

Weeknight dinners do not have to be the same old boring meal, week after week.  This Indian Butter Chicken is really quite simple and ready to go in under an hour.  Truly a new family favorite!

Indian Butter Chicken Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

I’m partnering up with Team Farberware to help families get dinner on the table featuring cuisines of the world with this simple Butter Chicken.

Butter Chicken weeknight dinner recipe | MissintheKitchen

As a food blogger it seems that I just cook all day and take photos and that getting dinner on the table would never be a problem.  I wish.  Lots of days I think of what it would be like if food blogging was just cooking and taking photos.

Don’t get me wrong, I have the best job in the world, but there’s so much more to it.  Emails, oh the never ending stream of emails, the contracts to negotiate, and the promotion.

Indian Butter Chicken ~ weeknight dinner recipe from Miss in the Kitchen

Then I add in my social media management work, handling the Kaycee Cutter orders, ranch bookwork, and then every day family activities.  Some days are crazy and it ends up with the choice of cereal or ramen noodles for dinner or if they are lucky, burgers.

Butter Chicken Recipe for Farberware Cookware by MissintheKitchen.com

I have had Butter Chicken on my list to try for a long time. I was a bit intimidated by it actually. I didn’t know if my family would like it or not.

To my surprise, Butter Chicken is super simple and my family loved it! Now that is a gold medal weeknight dinner!  I served it over rice and I have to say this will be on the dinner rotation for sure!

More weeknight dinner ideas:
Kung Pao Chicken

Greek Style Frittata from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine

Chicken and Rice Casserole


Butter Chicken weeknight dinner recipe | MissintheKitchen
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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is a delicious mild curry dish that comes together in under an hour for a hearty family meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken dinner, Indian Butter Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 697kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Cooked rice for serving


  • Add butter to a pan and place over medium- high heat. Add garlic, ginger and onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut chicken breasts into bite- sized pieces, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine garam masala, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper. Add to onion mixture and cook 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, cream and yogurt and whisk together to combine.
  • Add chicken and stir until well combined. When mixture just starts to bubble, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve over rice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g





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