No-Butter Chicken

  • prep time7 min
  • total time 27 min
  • serves 4

Recreate this popular Indian restaurant dish at home.

287 Ratings
Directions for: No-Butter Chicken


2 to 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1 Tbsp chopped ginger

1 cup chopped red onion

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp cumin seeds

1 tsp turmeric

pinch chili pepper flakes

1 Tbsp garam masala

½ tsp salt

freshly ground pepper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 Tbsp brown sugar

¼ cup plain yogurt

1 cup water


1. Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. When it starts to get hot, add the ginger and onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until onion is soft.

2. Add the tomato paste, spices and salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, turning the heat down to low. Add the chicken and stir well to coat it and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Add the brown sugar, yogurt and water, turn heat up to high and cook for 7 to 10 more minutes, till chicken breaks easily when pressed with a fork.

See more: Indian, Poultry, Main

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