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The BEST Easy Butter Chicken Recipe - Both regular and Thermomix instructions included.
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Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

This easy Butter Chicken Recipe is family friendly, freezer friendly and a great budget dinner. Both regular and Thermomix instructions included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, Modern
Keyword: Dinners, Family Friendly, Freezer Friendly
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500 grams chicken breast or thigh
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp tumeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garam marsala powder
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 400 grams coconut cream
  • ¾ cup long grain rice

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and crush garlic and add it along with the butter to a large saucepan over a medium heat. Saute for 5 minutes and stir gently until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chopped chicken pieces (which have been cut into cubes no bigger than 3cm) and all of the spices and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add the tomato paste and coconut cream and stir through. Cook for 5 minutes before reducing the heat to medium/low and pop the lid on and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • In the meantime you can cook the rice as per the packed instructions.
  • Serve the Butter Chicken and Rice together.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Place the onion (cut in half) and the garlic cloves into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 6 seconds, speed 6.
  • Scrape down the sides of your Thermomix bowl and add the butter, cook for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1.
  • Scrape down the sides of the Thermomix bowl and add the chicken pieces, ground ginger, cinnamon, tumeric, cumin, paprika and garam marsala powder. Mix for 6 seconds, speed 2 on REVERSE.
  • Scrape down the sides of the Thermomix bowl and cook fo 6 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1 on REVERSE.
  • In the meantime you can cook the rice as per the packed instructions.
  • Add the tomato paste and coconut cream into your Thermomix bowl and cook for a further 8 minutes, 90 degrees, speed 1, REVERSE.
  • Serve the Butter Chicken and Rice together.

Notes

You can use either chicken breast or thigh for this recipe.
If you prefer to cut your chicken into larger pieces, it will take longer to cook through.
You can use either coconut cream or coconut milk for this recipe.
This recipe is freezer friendly both on it's own or with the rice added too.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg