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BEST EASIEST BUTTER CHICKEN


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Ingredients

6 portion(s)

Saute INGRED

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 onions, halved
  • 2cm ginger, peeled
  • 2 carrots, medium
  • 80 grams Butter

Spices

  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoons chilli powder, that is 3 quarters but is to your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric ground
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey

Everything Else

  • 6-700 grams chicken breast or thigh
  • 25 grams White or apple cider Vinegar
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 15 grams Vegetable or Chicken Stock Paste
  • 400 grams diced tomatoes can
  • 260 grams cream
  • 6
    27min
    Preparation 2min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    easy
    Preparation
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Butter Chicken
  1. Add onion, garlic, ginger, carrot to bowl, 4 seconds - speed 5.5

    Add butter, 5 minutes, 120 degrees, speed 1 mc off

    Add spices, 2 minutes; 120 degrees, speed 1, MC on

    Add all other ingredients besides cream and 12 minutes, 100 degrees, speed soft, reverse Gentle stir settingCounter-clockwise operation

    Add cream, 6 minutes, 90 degrees, soft speed reverse.

    I then put in thermoserver to let flavours develop and cook rice, and or naan bread (which i would have done dough before starting buter chicken) while rice is cooking. See tips for rice cooking.
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Tip

For rice I add water to 1 litre line in bowl, weigh rice into simmering basket any amount upto 400 grams.

Rinse Rice under water, add basket to bowl

17 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 4, turns out perfect everytime

I have made and tried alot of butter chicken and this is what I have put together myself from all of them, for optimum ease and optimum taste.

Sometimes if i am using CHUNKY tomatoes etc, when it comes to the add everything else but cream, after adding everything else but BFORE adding the chicken i blitz on speed 5 for 5 seconds to make it a nice smooth sauce.

PLEASE rate if MAKE

for DAIRY free, change butter to oil, and cream to coconut cream


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  • Easy to make, but not the best. It tasted very...

    Submitted by Laura89 on 19. May 2020 - 18:39.

    Easy to make, but not the best. It tasted very tomatoey without much depth of the spices.

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  • Love this one. A family favorite.

    Submitted by amichailaros on 8. May 2020 - 14:15.

    Love this one. A family favorite.

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  • Love this recipe have made so mant times. Thank...

    Submitted by Judhop on 12. April 2020 - 18:43.

    Love this recipe have made so mant times. Thank yoy

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  • Third time making this and it has become a...

    Submitted by Tricia5049 on 7. April 2020 - 19:50.

    Third time making this and it has become a favourite. Thanks for sharing. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • For someone who doesn't normally like butter...

    Submitted by shazsec on 11. March 2020 - 17:25.

    For someone who doesn't normally like butter chicken, I really enjoyed this. Not too hot 👍 going to make some naan bread next time.

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  • This really is very delicious and so easy. Note:...

    Submitted by MT75 on 13. February 2020 - 14:44.

    This really is very delicious and so easy. Note: My chicken was unsercooked in 12 minutes. Perhaps because my thermomix is TM31 model. I cooked it for another 7 minutes and it was fine. I even left half without cream as I liked it a little sharper and served the kids the creamy version. Thank you for sharing.

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  • I made this for my family and it is very easy and...

    Submitted by simply.sienna16 on 24. January 2020 - 16:53.

    I made this for my family and it is very easy and everybody loved it!!!

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  • MY HUSBAND SAYS BEST BUTTER CHICKEN AND HE IS SO...

    Submitted by Nikecat2 on 22. January 2020 - 15:07.

    MY HUSBAND SAYS BEST BUTTER CHICKEN AND HE IS SO FUSSY. EASY TO MAKE. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE

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  • Best butter chicken recipe I have found so far! I...

    Submitted by TrashySashy on 11. January 2020 - 23:05.

    Best butter chicken recipe I have found so far! I used 1kg of chicken thighs and only 200gms of cream. Beautiful!

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  • Amazing recipe!! Highly recommend!

    Submitted by 040686clm on 6. December 2019 - 00:22.

    Amazing recipe!! Highly recommend!

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  • This was very easy to make and very tasty - also...

    Submitted by branelb on 25. September 2019 - 15:06.

    This was very easy to make and very tasty - also alot quicker than others I have tried. Will definently be making this again.

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  • This is on high rotation at our house. ABSOLUTELY...

    Submitted by balibelle on 20. August 2019 - 19:53.

    This is on high rotation at our house. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT and cannot believe that how easy it is to make this DELICIOUS dish. Thank you so much

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  • Delicious everytime. I make it with coconut cream....

    Submitted by Daztam on 17. August 2019 - 20:46.

    Delicious everytime. I make it with coconut cream. Yuuum!

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  • delicious turned out fabulous easy recipe will try...

    Submitted by coopers on 4. August 2019 - 16:41.

    delicious turned out fabulous easy recipe will try with oil and coconut cream and see if it is as good

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  • Love the flavours. Always a hit for an easy...

    Submitted by ainc on 17. July 2019 - 15:49.

    Love the flavours. Always a hit for an easy dinner.

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  • Was a hit in our household will definitely make...

    Submitted by laycock4 on 11. July 2019 - 20:16.

    Was a hit in our household will definitely make again Smile

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  • Made this tonight, in a rush as usual, turned out...

    Submitted by Barbeque54 on 9. July 2019 - 18:52.

    Made this tonight, in a rush as usual, turned out perfect. The best butter chicken I have ever made, and the family loved it!

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  • Omg yum! Definatly the best one i have tried so...

    Submitted by Jessikah87 on 5. July 2019 - 05:39.

    Omg yum! Definatly the best one i have tried so far. Tastes just ike the store brought, with that delicious sweet taste.
    I will try less chilli next time as i think thats what made it spicy, however we just put extra cream once it was in our bowls to make it less spicy.
    Into the favourites for sure!
    I served this with the non fried fried rice, delicious!

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  • So good! I’ve tried lots of butter chicken...

    Submitted by fleuks on 30. June 2019 - 06:32.

    So good! I’ve tried lots of butter chicken recipes and this is the only one the whole family agrees on Lol I did reduce the chilli powder to be kid friendly.

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  • We make this all the time and we love it!!!

    Submitted by janice_1810 on 8. June 2019 - 21:29.

    We make this all the time and we love it!!!

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  • This is delish. Even had enough for my darling...

    Submitted by Johnno73 on 29. May 2019 - 19:35.

    This is delish. Even had enough for my darling wife to take to work.Love

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  • Awesome flavours, easy to make. Thanks for the...

    Submitted by Tracey63 on 7. May 2019 - 10:39.

    Awesome flavours, easy to make. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  • Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it is a hit...

    Submitted by pompei on 21. April 2019 - 19:47.

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it is a hit with our family

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  • Super tasty! Thanks for the recipe...

    Submitted by GordoAndKosi on 15. March 2019 - 15:53.

    Super tasty! Thanks for the recipe

    Popular with everyone, for those who found it spicy, we had extra yoghurt on hand.

    Whislt following this recipe, i also made a portion for my vegan daughter in law - substituted Nuttelex for the butter, and when it got to adding the chicken, simply syphoned some of the sauce into a small saucepan with lighted crisped tofu and continued to simmer this whilst continuing with the bulk in the TM5 as per the recipe.

    To the remainder of the sauce in the TM, we added 1kg of chicken. Even with splitting the sauce - there was plenty left over to use as a quick sauce to add chicken leftover.

    I also added the butterfly utensil when I added the chicken to help stir it round.

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  • This is the first time making curry with my...

    Submitted by Caseyemma351 on 3. March 2019 - 19:04.

    This is the first time making curry with my Thermomix and this recipe did not disappoint! I used slightly less chilli powder and my five year ate it - and she's quite fussy! I had a lot of sauce leftover which I'll freeze and use for a quick veggie curry one night. Thanks for sharing

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  • Delicious, substituted coconut cream for cream,...

    Submitted by Julz 68 on 23. February 2019 - 18:01.

    Delicious, substituted coconut cream for cream, only did half a teaspoon of chilli and couldn't tell so will up the amount of chilli next time. Like other people, I thickened the gravy with cornflour. Nice and easy, family loved it.

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  • yum! skinny mixers used to be our go to for butter...

    Submitted by swolff on 22. February 2019 - 18:47.

    yum! skinny mixers used to be our go to for butter chicken but this was much easier to make and tastier.

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  • YUM YUM YUM. Easy as and family love it. Life...

    Submitted by Cynders on 2. February 2019 - 17:05.

    YUM YUM YUM. Smile Easy as and family love it. Life complete

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  • Thanks for the delicious recipe. So quick and...

    Submitted by Rissa1975 on 26. January 2019 - 08:01.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe. So quick and easy.

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  • Easy quick dish to please a crowd. Will definitely...

    Submitted by Judus Mungus on 11. January 2019 - 20:52.

    Easy quick dish to please a crowd. Will definitely cook again .

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  • Have made this dish many times and every one loves...

    Submitted by ames034 on 19. December 2018 - 00:56.

    Have made this dish many times and every one loves it! I don't find the sauce to watery but there is alot left over so i freeze that sauce for a quick dinner. I just pan fry some chopped chicken and add the sauce once the chicken is cooked through to heat up. Much better than jar sauce!

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  • The best Butter Chicken recipe I have made to...

    Submitted by HRae on 17. December 2018 - 20:02.

    The best Butter Chicken recipe I have made to date! Two out of the three kids thought it was a little too spicy so next time I may reduce the chilli powder to 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon. It was superb..... and quick and easy to make. It'll be a staple in our household.

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  • Delicious!!! Even better than skinnymixers and...

    Submitted by jwheaton91 on 19. November 2018 - 05:08.

    Delicious!!! Even better than skinnymixers and soooooooooooo much faster. This is now my go to butter chicken recipe tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Love this recipe, although I half the tomatoes &...

    Submitted by Sjw2010 on 6. October 2018 - 17:31.

    Love this recipe, although I half the tomatoes & add a bit of extra cream. Definitely my go to now

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  • Followed pretty much to the tee but didn’t have...

    Submitted by Jomafo on 23. September 2018 - 20:54.

    Followed pretty much to the tee but didn’t have cardamom. Blitzed the sauce ingredients before adding chicken breast (which didn’t dry out!). Lots of sauce as people have commented so will increase chicken next time to freeze a full meal that will be left over. Lovely taste and no complaints so it’s a winner!

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  • I’ve made this a few times now but forgotten to...

    Submitted by irenecam on 6. September 2018 - 11:58.

    I’ve made this a few times now but forgotten to comment. This is a really nice recipe it’s quick and easy and everyone loves it so thankyou for posting.

    irenecam

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  • Amazing!!! The entire family of 5 loved it! I took...

    Submitted by PortMacBec on 13. August 2018 - 21:10.

    Amazing!!! The entire family of 5 loved it! I took onboard to comments about the sauce being too watery so I added cashews with the onion etc and used only 200mls of cream. The result was a great thick consistency and still PLENTY of sauce and chicken for leftovers. I doubled the amount of vegie stock too tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • This was yummy! I used about 900g chicken thigh...

    Submitted by Cherryn on 3. August 2018 - 11:22.

    This was yummy! I used about 900g chicken thigh fillet cut into large chunks, but for some reason the chicken wasn't cooked through after the specified time. Next time maybe I'll try 20 mins @ 100degs total cooking time. But the sauce was tasty. I think this is the only dish that the whole family will eat without complaints.

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  • Family love this! Thanks!

    Submitted by Ange-in-Thermo-Wonderland on 12. July 2018 - 17:26.

    Family love this! Thanks!

    Delicious Regards,


    Ange 

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  • Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!! ...

    Submitted by philjoy on 8. July 2018 - 13:28.

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!!
    My family LOVE it! I adjust the chilli powder to 1/8th teaspoon and it's perfect for us. Also found, as others have, the sauce is a bit watery. I now thicken with cornflour and also do 1kg of chicken. This makes it pretty much perfect!Smile

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  • Beautiful flavour. Bit too watery. Will thicken...

    Submitted by Kel03 on 5. July 2018 - 20:19.

    Beautiful flavour. Bit too watery. Will thicken with flour at the end.

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  • This was great - whole family loved it....

    Submitted by Clcollins on 17. June 2018 - 13:54.

    This was great - whole family loved it.
    I used 900g of chicken and it was still very saucy - it was also very runny so had to put in some cornflour to thicken it at the end - but a lovely dish and will be making it again!

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  • Beautiful recipe! I found I had to mix on a...

    Submitted by mrsjacko88 on 15. June 2018 - 16:06.

    Beautiful recipe! I found I had to mix on a slightly higher speed. We will definatey be having this again! Thankyou!

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  • I make this often! The whole family of 5 love it!...

    Submitted by ames034 on 24. May 2018 - 20:46.

    I make this often! The whole family of 5 love it! There is alot of sauce left over so i freeze that and then on lazy nights just fry up some chicken and add the sauce for an easy quick dinner 😍

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  • Very nice thankyou. I used coconut cream as I...

    Submitted by jw000401 on 19. May 2018 - 19:12.

    Very nice thankyou. I used coconut cream as I didnt have pure cream. Still yummie. Thankyou.

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  • Super delicious - had Watties Indian Tomatos...

    Submitted by edenisabella on 15. May 2018 - 08:06.

    Super delicious - had Watties Indian Tomatos instead of plain and it turned out so flavoursome! So much yummier than any other heavy butter chicken store bought. Wasnt heavy surprisingly.. my kids loved it too!

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  • So YUM, very sweet though, my family INHALED it!!...

    Submitted by TM5Beginner on 9. May 2018 - 17:47.

    So YUM, very sweet though, my family INHALED it!! I like a more authentic tasting curry so I will add a tad more salt next time. Lovely, and worth a try!

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  • Delicious 😋 thank you for sharing and this is...

    Submitted by Kyz-77_75 on 29. April 2018 - 17:09.

    Delicious 😋 thank you for sharing and this is the best by far 👌

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  • Always love this butter chicken, a family...

    Submitted by Catiej on 26. April 2018 - 19:05.

    Always love this butter chicken, a family favourite in our house.

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  • This is really easy and it taste great, thank you...

    Submitted by MelB10 on 25. April 2018 - 17:19.

    This is really easy and it taste great, thank you also for sharing the recipe to cook rice it was cooked to perfection.

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