Easy Butter Chicken

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Easy Butter Chicken

Our version of spicy and pungent butter chicken is one of our favourite recipes to cook up together on a lazy weekend day spent in the kitchen. We cook breakfast and after clean up, we merge right into cooking again.

Chicken breast can be used, but the thighs will add more flavour to the dish and will also help provide more healthy fats to your macros.

We usually cook this one into a double or even triple batch and freeze the extra sauce or combined chicken and sauce for a quick and tasty meal down the road.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time1 hr 45 min


For the chicken

  • 10-12 chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 4 cup chicken stock

For the sauce

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 large can San Marzano tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Powdered sweetener to taste (I added 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk



Heat Avocado oil in a large roasting pan over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken thighs and saute until brown and then flip and brown other side.
Remove the pan from heat and add garlic, butter, garam masala, salt and pepper and broth to the roasting pan and cover.
Bake for 275 for one hour.
When chicken is cooked, remove thighs from the pan and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Set aside.
Add remaining ingredients to the stock in the pan, with the exception of Sweetener, cream and milk.
Stir to combine and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Let sauce cool and partially blend with an immersion blender, being careful to leave small pieces of tomato and onion for texture.
Stir in chicken, sweetener, cream and milk, then simmer for five minutes to blend the flavours and finish the dish.

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