butter chicken

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A family favourite that only requires one pan. This butter chicken is a fantastic dish full of flavour, with so many vegetable combinations to choose from!

🍴Serves 4
🕒 Prep: 25-30mins Cook: 25-30mins


  • 1 brown onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3cm fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 375g can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200g tomato paste
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3-5cm pieces
  • Half a pumpkin cut into 3-5cm pieces
  • Half a cauliflower cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 potatoes cut into 3-5cm pieces
  • Handful of green beans cut into smaller pieces


  1. Chop onion, garlic and ginger by hand, then saute in a heavy based saucepan with olive or coconut oil, until soft
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer gently, covered (stirring now and then) , for 20 mins or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is beginning to thicken


Serve butter chicken over rice and garnish with fresh coriander

You can use any vegetables you like! Try including peas, sweet potato or red capsicum



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