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Butter Chicken - FAST!


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Butter chicken

  • 25 grams Butter
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • .5 teaspoon ground ginger
  • .5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • .5 teaspoon salt
  • .5 teaspoon turmeric
  • .25 teaspoon garam masala
  • .5 teaspoon chilli
  • 400 grams chicken, cubed
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour, for thickening.
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Recipe's preparation

    Butter chicken
  1. Mix the spices together and add chicken meat and set aside.

    Chop onion and garlic for 5 seconds speed 7.

    Melt butter and saute onion and garlic for 2 mins at 100C speed 1.

    Add chicken and saute for 5 mins, 100C speed soft, REVERSE.

    Add tomato paste and evaporated milk with cornflour and simmer gently for 5 mins, 90C speed 1 REVERSE.

    Serve with rice and steamed veggies.

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    You can cook rice first while steaming veggies (or even the chicken if you wish) in the varoma, then keep it warm in the thermoserver while cooking the butter chicken. 

    Or do the reverse... cook the butter chicken first then steam the rice and veggies. Either way works as long as you have a thermoserver!


    This recipe is very flexible - you can cut down on the tomato paste or boost it to your taste.
    You can use a longlife cream 250ml plus 1/2 cup of water if you feel like a more decadent experience... 
    And my best trick to extend it is to use less meat and cube pumpkin or potato very small, or even easier is to include a tin of chickpeas in the last step. Extends the recipe beautifully for very little effort.

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  • We all loved this. I would half the chilli powder...

    Submitted by smarti54 on 28. February 2019 - 21:40.

    We all loved this. I would half the chilli powder next time, a little spicy for the kids.

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  • A favourite in our household. I love that it's...

    Submitted by Tom.Lou on 7. July 2017 - 19:04.

    A favourite in our household. I love that it's quicker to make than a lot of other tmx curry recipes, but still full of flavour.

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  • Love this! It really is very

    Submitted by JMEGRL on 12. September 2016 - 09:16.

    Love this! It really is very quick. I just left out the chilli powder the second time, as it was a little too hot for my girls.

    Follow me on Facebook TMX it UP

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  • Butter chicken FAST! - I

    Submitted by Wyn on 22. July 2016 - 21:49.

    Butter chicken FAST! - I loved it but it was more a chicken curry than a butter chicken. Replaced the chilli powder with curry powder.  I reduced the tomato paste to 55ml and replaced the evaporated milk to 310ml coconut cream and chicken stock (90ml) up to 400ml in total. Only had about 320g of chicken and added one more teaspoon of cornflour at the end after it was cooked. Delish!!!

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  • Yummm Took on board some of

    Submitted by Pelayia on 13. June 2016 - 16:28.

    Yummm Love Took on board some of the comments about changing the chilli for curry and added coconut cream in place of condensed milk. Awesome meal for the whole family!!!

     

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  • We've had this meal sooo many

    Submitted by KristyLeeAlbrecht on 26. February 2016 - 13:17.

    We've had this meal sooo many times in our house and it never gets old. We recently changed it up and replaced the chicken with cubed haloumi cheese instead. It cuts the cooking time in half and cuts down our meat consumption. Just cube the haloumi cheese, heat for a few minutes in a frying pan and then add straight to the sauce once its cooked  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • So fast & yummy

    Submitted by T Cooper on 17. January 2016 - 19:02.

    So fast & yummy

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  • Fast, easy and yummy! 

    Submitted by StephT1 on 3. December 2015 - 17:23.

    Fast, easy and yummy!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Just so FAST and tastes

    Submitted by There's a rainbow in my kitchen on 8. November 2015 - 21:06.

    Just so FAST and tastes amazing

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  • Deliciousand simple for a

    Submitted by daliciouss on 28. October 2015 - 18:43.

    Deliciousand simple for a novice like me....thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

     

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  • Made a few little changes but

    Submitted by jessca2 on 6. June 2015 - 16:45.

    Made a few little changes but really enjoyed it. I did the following

    omitted the onion

    doubled the spices, quadrupled the garam marsala (to 2tspns)

    instead of evap milk I used coconut cream and water (420g in total)

    Yum!! Will be making again!

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  • Very nice dish - a bit too

    Submitted by ThermieBaby on 19. May 2015 - 12:30.

    Very nice dish - a bit too spicy for the kids, but hubby and I loved it. I added coconut cream instead evaporated milk - thanks for sharing something so quick and easy.

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  • I loved this recipe it was so

    Submitted by Melleo on 4. February 2015 - 14:34.

    I loved this recipe it was so simple to make and so tasty. wahoo another family fav!

     

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  • Delicious and easy! I only

    Submitted by McCubbinMama on 18. January 2015 - 11:01.

    Delicious and easy! I only out 1/2 the tomato paste and it was lovely. Thanks for the recipe 

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  • This was recommended by

    Submitted by Kymiee on 11. January 2015 - 14:18.

    This was recommended by friends and I enjoyed it tmrc_emoticons.) It wasn't so much butter chicken as an easy chicken curry but had plenty of flavour. I used thickened cream instead of evaporated milk. Next time I'll try coconut milk to decide which I like best.

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  • Thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

    Submitted by CAG69 on 10. January 2015 - 18:22.

    Thoroughly enjoyed this dish. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • LOL - I made the same mistake

    Submitted by Lana Gough on 30. December 2014 - 22:27.

    LOL - I made the same mistake and then spotted the "point" in front of each of the 5's. 

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  • Thumbs up for quick, easy and

    Submitted by Lana Gough on 30. December 2014 - 22:21.

    Thumbs up for quick, easy and tasty. We all enjoyed it immensely. I too will try some of the variations mentioned, such as pumpkin and chickpeas. Based on now having read all of the above comments, next time I'll try it out on my 3yo as well.

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  • Yum...all got eaten up

    Submitted by Jadeo1978 on 19. October 2014 - 21:29.

    Yum...all got eaten up quickly. Kids loved it 

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  • Family favourite!! I use a

    Submitted by Rekoal on 15. October 2014 - 19:07.

    Family favourite!! I use a can of coconut cream in place of evaporated milk and cornflour. Perfect every time, I also add a bit extra garam masala and chilli powder for extra heat. More a yummy curry than butter chicken, thanks for a delicious recipe

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  • Hi thrre, what size can of

    Submitted by Franca on 28. September 2014 - 20:32.

    Hi thrre, what size can of evaporated milk do you use?

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  • Very yummy, not quite Indian

    Submitted by Peta Bruce on 28. September 2014 - 17:46.

    Very yummy, not quite Indian takeaway taste but still so delist! If my two year old son eats it it's a winner! 

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  • Not quite butter chicken bit

    Submitted by Eloise_au on 23. September 2014 - 20:16.

    Not quite butter chicken bit bland for me but kids loved it!

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  • easy but bland even with

    Submitted by moomin on 20. September 2014 - 07:44.

    easy but bland even with doubled spices. thanks anyway.

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  • Really lovely and easy dish.

    Submitted by erinpreston on 26. August 2014 - 11:13.

    Really lovely and easy dish. Even my two fussy eaters loved this. I did substitute the milk for a smaller quantity of coconut cream and left out the chilli for my toddlers. 

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  • Nice!

    Submitted by Lenicka80 on 11. August 2014 - 17:33.

    Nice!

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  • Fast and very easy dish. I

    Submitted by vmwhitak on 6. August 2014 - 13:40.

    Fast and very easy dish. I swapped to coconut cream and doubled the spices and I still found it a bit bland, but my husband liked it. Like others here I cubed the chicken a bit bigger and used the soft spoon Gentle stir setting instead of speed 1 and I didn't have any issues with shredding and the chicken came out perfectly cooked. Will make again, but may add a few more spices to up the taste a bit.

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  • a really lovely dish and

    Submitted by Keraney on 27. July 2014 - 18:43.

    a really lovely dish and really easy. I used 270ml coconut milk can and only 50g of tomato paste. And used fresh turmeric as well. I steamed the rice in the basket with sweet potato cubed and broccoli in varoma while I cut the chicken up. Kids loved it with some papadums. 

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  • So like a few others, I made

    Submitted by Puggie on 24. July 2014 - 19:36.

    So like a few others, I made the dish with the following amendments:

    - Used thigh not breast

    - Doubled all spices

    - Used coconut milk not evaporated milkIt may have been my buggering with the recipe, but it did not taste at all like butter chicken - but it WAS absolutely delicious! I'll absolutely be cooking it again tmrc_emoticons.) I've (re)labeled it in my collection as "Delicious Sweet Chicken Curry in a Hurry"!

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  • Mine turned out more like a

    Submitted by kjohnson on 21. July 2014 - 21:19.

    Mine turned out more like a generic curry rather than butter chicken,,,, was still nive, but not the taste I was after (I LOVE my butter chicken). I also would cut the chicken much bigger next time as it shredded. 

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  • Made this for dinner last

    Submitted by DizzyGirl on 20. July 2014 - 10:47.

    Made this for dinner last night. DS doesn't like spicy food so used paprika instead of chilli. Loved by all and will become a regular on my meal plan. Thank you.

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  • Did not enjoy this. I made

    Submitted by jackiemcd on 8. July 2014 - 15:55.

    Did not enjoy this. I made this as per the recipe and found it very average, will not make again.

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  • Yummy but definitely needs

    Submitted by ReneeKate on 6. July 2014 - 11:26.

    Yummy but definitely needs extra spices. I used coconut milk and added half a tin of chickpeas and a sweet potato. I added the sweet potato at the final step but I really should have added it when I added the tomato paste etc. because although I cut it very small it still took much longer than 5 mins to cook. 

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  • Loved it!  I had no evap

    Submitted by goldenbohemian on 5. July 2014 - 21:24.

    Loved it!  I had no evap milk, so substituted buttermilk.

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  • Add more..,, Definitely easy

    Submitted by MamaM00 on 26. June 2014 - 19:14.

    Add more..,,

    Definitely easy to make.

    Highly recommend:

    1.  adding pumpkin and sweet potato to bring out the flavours. dice small and add early in the process to ensure cooked through

    2. adding peas and chickpeas 

    3. Using coconut milk as well as cream 

    4. dicing chicken a little thicker so it doesn't shred

    5. Icrease quantity of spices for sure

    tmrc_emoticons.-)

     

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  • Outstanding...I could not

    Submitted by Ridesat1 on 23. June 2014 - 20:06.

    Outstanding...I could not believe it would be cooked in the time stated, but it was perfect.  I needed to prepare a meal in a hurry, I had my hand in a jar of packaged sauce in the super market but just could not make myself buy it. Googled butter chicken and found this recipe, it took less time tto cook than the jar would have.

    As per some of the suggestions I added sweet potato and used coconut milk.  I also doubled the spices...bit warm for hubby but it was perfect for me. This recipe has gone straight to the top of my favourite list. I used chicke breast because that was what I had in the fridge, cut it a little bigger than suggested and had no shredding problems.  I used the lowest possible speed on reverse.

    thankyou for this great recipe.  I love my thermi.

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  • Very tasty, will become a

    Submitted by wilson scruffy on 1. June 2014 - 15:32.

    Very tasty, will become a favourite!

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  • Really nice recipe, easy to

    Submitted by Suz026 on 29. May 2014 - 00:33.

    Really nice recipe, easy to make too. I also used the coconut milk (200mls) instead of evaporative milk. I added some peas too. Would like to add potato next time. Can anyone tell me what stage i should add it in? Thinking the same time as the chicken but does it cook through enough ? Did you cook the rice in the basket while the butter chicken was cooking or separately?

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  • Really easy and tasty, thanks

    Submitted by Mannamix on 24. May 2014 - 19:04.

    Really easy and tasty, thanks

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  • So easy and tasty - we just

    Submitted by stampingelegance on 20. May 2014 - 20:12.

    So easy and tasty - we just reduced the tomato paste a little but stuck to the recipe otherwise and it was delicious! Chicken cooked beautifully tmrc_emoticons.)

     

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  • Did not enjoy this at all.

    Submitted by chefdujour on 20. May 2014 - 18:01.

    Did not enjoy this at all. The chicken was shredded and the taste of onion was overpowering

     

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  • Great and easy recipe. I used

    Submitted by Micanjo1971 on 19. May 2014 - 09:43.

    Great and easy recipe. I used coconut milk instead. I might add just a touch more of the spices next time. Also added peas and sweet potato. Yum.

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  • Had a late start to dinner

    Submitted by Ouongy16 on 18. May 2014 - 18:05.

    Had a late start to dinner last night chose this recipe and within 30 minutes I had a great tasting butter chicken. Not too spicy for my 2 year old as well. Thanks

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  • I was running late with

    Submitted by CAG69 on 17. May 2014 - 20:43.

    I was running late with dinner tonight and looked for something I could cook in a hurry.  Not only was this meal very quick to get to the table, but tasted beautiful.  This will definately be a regular from now on.

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  • Thanks for sharing. Almond

    Submitted by Two Green Peas on 1. May 2014 - 00:25.

    Thanks for sharing. Almond milk also seems to work If no evaporated on hand.

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  • Super quick - love it!  I

    Submitted by Scheus on 28. April 2014 - 13:23.

    Super quick - love it!  I halved the tomato paste and used thickened cream (it needed to be used) and water and some pumpkin as suggested by others.  It was probably a little bland for our tastes (my husband is anglo-indian!) so i'll probably double the spice content next time.  Thanks for sharing  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Wow this was delicious! I was

    Submitted by cassie_stewart on 28. April 2014 - 13:03.

    Wow this was delicious! I was a bit concerned with all ther spices going in that I wouldn't like it but it was perfect! Will definitely cook again 

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  • Nice and quick, made rice

    Submitted by PenQ on 27. April 2014 - 19:23.

    Nice and quick, made rice while I was measuring spices and organising chicken, will cook for a few extra minutes next time as I thought I could taste the corn flour.

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  • This was a fast, easy and

    Submitted by LCHF Mum on 27. April 2014 - 18:39.

    This was a fast, easy and tasty dish. I used 250ml thickened cream and 125ml water. I also added some mushrooms and capsicum.  I will add more veges next time.  Thanks for sharing.

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  • this has become a regular

    Submitted by Jo Callender on 21. April 2014 - 07:18.

    this has become a regular favourite in our house.  So quick and easy - like a previous comment said, takes longer to mix the spices and cut the chicken than it does to cook.  Dinner on the table in under 30 mins, including cooking the rice.  Thanks so much

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