Butter Chicken & Basmati Rice

6 reviews

The creamiest, sauciest chicken with the perfect amount of spice!


6 minutes

Prep time

13 minutes

Cook time

979 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Immersion blender, Frying pan, Knife


Basmati rice (cooked)
Onion (yellow)

Step 1

Prep the rice according to package instructions. Peel & dice the onion.

Chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)

Step 2

Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes. Add to a bowl.

Yogurt (Greek, plain)
Garam masala
Turmeric (ground)

Step 3

Season the chicken with salt, pepper & half of all the spices: turmeric, garam masala & paprika. (Pro tip: for punchier flavor add fresh ginger & crushed garlic!) Add half of the greek yogurt & toss it all together until evenly coated.

Butter (unsalted)

Step 4

Heat half of the butter on a pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken & stir frequently until it's mostly cooked, about 3-5 min. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Step 5

In the same pan, add the onions & sauté 2-3 min, until translucent. Add the remaining butter & spices. Mix to combine.

Tomatoes (canned, crushed)

Step 6

Add in the crushed tomatoes & remaining yogurt. Mix well, then transfer everything into an immersion blender cup or small blender. Purée until creamy, about 30 sec - 1 min.

Step 7

Pour the sauce back into the pan along with the chicken. Simmer the sauce & stir frequently, until the chicken is fully cooked, about 3 more min. Serve over fluffy basmati rice & garnish with fresh herbs if you have! Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

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Energy979 cal.
Fat48 g
Carbohydrates106 g
Protein33 g
Fiber29 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Butter Chicken & Basmati Rice" contains 979 Energy, 48 g of Fat, 106 g of Carbohydrates, 33 g of Protein, 29 g of Fiber.

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Butter Chicken & Basmati Rice
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