Butter chicken

This butter chicken fills my kitchen with the most wonderful aromas. It’s a great dish for company or to enjoy the next day as lunch leftovers.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 45 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 362 / Protein 20g / Carbohydr. 10g / Fat 20g

Ingredients (4 servings)

1bell pepper
2 clovesgarlic
2 cmginger
2 stalksgreen onion
500 gchicken breast
100 gtomato paste
2 tspred curry paste
500 mlcoconut milk
1 tbspcurry powder
1 tspturmeric
1 tbspgaram masala
100 gcashews
50 gbutter (melted)
100 gyogurt
vegetable oil


large saucepan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Gewürztraminer Spätlese, 2013
A sweet, fruity wine like Gewürztraminer Spätlese balances out the spiciness of the curry.

Step 1

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Cut carrots and bell pepper into small cubes. Dice onion, garlic, and ginger. Finely slice green onion.

cutting board, knife

2 carrots / 1 bell pepper / 1 onion / 2 cloves garlic / 2 cm ginger / 2 stalks green onion

Step 2

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Cut chicken into strips.

500 g chicken breast

Step 3

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Heat some vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and ginger for approx. 2 – 3 min. Then, add tomato paste and continue to sauté.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

100 g tomato paste / vegetable oil

Step 4

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Add red curry paste and lightly roast. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.

2 tsp red curry paste

Step 5

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Deglaze with coconut milk.

500 ml coconut milk

Step 6

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Add chicken, onion, carrot, and bell pepper to saucepan.

Step 7

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Add curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, approx. 15 – 20 min.

1 tbsp curry powder / 1 tsp turmeric / 1 tbsp garam masala / salt / pepper

Step 8

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Reduce heat to low and stir in cashews, melted butter, and yogurt. Season to taste.

100 g cashews / 50 g butter / 100 g yogurt

Step 9

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Garnish with green onions. Enjoy with potatoes, rice, or naan.