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Easy 20 Minute Butter Chicken

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

best served with cooked rice or naan

Quick 20-minute butter chicken is creamy and packed full of flavor. It’s simplified and cooked all in one pan and goes great with a side of rice or naan! Please note that you can swap the chicken for friend paneer cubes!


• 2 tablespoon oil

• 1 medium onion diced

• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely minced or grated (or use paste)

• 2-3 cloves garlic finely minced or crushed

• 1 ½ pounds about 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch chunks

• 1 can 6 oz. tomato paste (or 8-10 oz can of tomato sauce)

• 1 tablespoon Momma T's Garam Masala

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

• 1 cup heavy cream sub for half & half or yogurt for low fat

• Hot cooked rice and naan for serving



[1] Heat a large skillet or medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and onions and cook onions down until lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and let cook for 30 seconds, stirring so it doesn’t burn.

[2] Add the chicken, tomato paste, and Momma T's Garam Masala. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until everything is cooked through.

[3] Add the heavy cream and simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve over Basmati rice or with naan.

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