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Published August 16, 2018 Last Modified March 16, 2019 By

It’s been a little longer than usual since the last recipe post as up until last weekend I had been enjoying lovely holidays with hubby and the kiddos. Two weeks away in our campervan driving through scorching hot Europe, camping in Polish Lake District and visiting family was pretty intense and there was definitely no time for blogging ???? . I made this delicious Easy Butter Chicken Curry before we set off on our adventure but as pre-holiday time was pretty full-on it has never left the draft folder, until now!

I do love a good curry but we tend to have take away only once in a blue moon as it’s not cheap! Instead, I really enjoy getting in the kitchen and making my own at a fraction of the cost but definitely not less delicious. Try my or which also prove that good curry can be easily prepared at home.

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

Recently, I started using chicken thighs in my curries instead of breast as they are so much more forgiving and much more difficult to overcook. I kept my Easy Butter Chicken Curry family friendly hence the amount of chilli powder is rather on the modest side to suit my kids but, by no means, feel free to adjust it per your liking. This curry both reheats and freezes beautifully so you can make bigger batch for next time if you fancy.

We like to eat our curry with generous amount of my and my delicious or !

Quick, easy, fragrant, delicious this curry ticks all the boxes. Who needs a take away?

- 500-750 g skinless & boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks

- 30 g ghee or unsalted butter

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

- 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger peeled

- 1 heaped tsp ground coriander

- 0.5 small bunch fresh coriander

- Put chicken thighs cut into chunks into a bowl and sprinkle with lime juice squeezed out of half a lime. Season with salt and pepper and set aside while you get on with your curry.

- Put your onion, garlic cloves, ginger, sugar and chilli powder in the food processor/blender and whizz together until you have almost paste like consistency. You can also chop the onion really finely and grate garlic and ginger using very fine grater if you don't have a food processor.

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

- Heat up half the butter in a heavy, cast iron type pan with the lid and add your chicken pieces. Fry them for approx. 5 min until browned . Take chicken pieces out onto a plate using a slotted spoon.

- Melt another half of butter and add your onion mixture. Let it fry for a couple of minutes at which point you add your passata followed by remaining spices and couple of glugs of water. Give it a good stir and let it come back to simmer.

- Add chicken pieces, stir well, cover the pan with the lid and simmer for 10 min. Make sure you check on it and give it a stir/add a bit of water if sauce is getting too thick.

- Turn off the heat, adjust the seasoning and slowly mix in double cream, mixing at all times as you're adding it. Add the juice of another half a lime, garnish with freshly chopped coriander and enjoy with rice and some naan bread!

- Calories per portion of curry

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

- Feel free to adjust the amount of chilli powder to your liking. The amount suggested in this recipe is to suit family with kids.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Looks like a delicious meal – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a fabulous week!

Thank you Helen! It’s a pleasure to join in! I thought I would link up curry together with naan as they do go so hand in hand. ????

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

This looks absolutely delicious! It looks so rich and tasty, I’ve pinned it to make it soon!

Love butter chicken! First thing we order every time we go to an Indian restaurant, just a must! Love your easy version!

Thanks Angie! ???? Butter Chicken is lovely isn’t it? That’s why I thought having an easy to make at home version of it would be just the ticket! ????

Thanks Jo! This was an awesome recipe and very easy to follow. I switched out the thighs for breasts though and loved it. Looking forward to the homemade naan bread, I haven’t attempted bread before, what could go wrong!

Thanks Tyler! I’m so pleased you’ve tried it and loved it! As for the naan bread honestly not much can go wrong here ???? super straightforward even for bread making newbies ????

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

This looks divine, Jo! You reminded me to make it this weekend.

P.S Did you make the naan, too?

Thank you so much ???? Yes, homemade naan bread as well and recipe will be on the blog very soon! ????

Thanks! The closest Indian take out is a bit further away than I would want to drive — so having Indian recipes I can cook at home are worthwhile for me to collect. This one looks really tasty! Thanks for sharing over at Fiesta Friday!

Thanks Diann ???? We all like it as our take out alternative as cooking my own means that we can have it more often as it doesn’t cost the Earth. Thanks for co-hosting this week! ????

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

This looks super tasty Jo and definitely a great alternative to a takeaway! We have a curry at least once a week but I haven’t made butter chicken for ages – I’ll have to make it again as the kids love curries too! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

Thanks Corina! ???? We have it much more often now I’ve started making my homemade versions and it’s definitely “all plates clean” type of dinner which is always welcome ???? x

I have just enjoyed my take away butter chciken, but this sounds more tasty! I haven’t tried making my own and this looks like a good recipe to follow. I love that you used chicken thighs! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party, Jo! Have a lovely weekend!

Thanks so much Jhuls! ???? With recipe as easy as this one there is no excuse lol. I’m complete convert to chicken thighs rather than breast in stews and curries now, so much more forgiving and tastier too. Thanks for co-hosting! ????

I’ve discovered Indian food not too long ago and it kind of took a while until I learned to love it.But now I’m definitely a big fan and I would have naan, curry and rice at least a couple days a week if I could. I don’t cook it that much at home because it always seemed to me like it takes too long but your recipe breaks it down nicely . Thank you for the inspiration!

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

Thanks so much for stopping by Delia and I’m really pleased this recipe caught your eye. It really is a nice and easy curry, quick enough to make mid week or as a weekend feast with homemade spiced rice and naan bread.

YUM! We love a curry in this house and this sounds delicious! This would be easy to make Peachick safe – saved for later! Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare

Aw thanks Midge! ???? We do love curries too and even the kids started to enjoy a bit more spice in them of late although I did keep this particular recipe pretty mild. I’m glad to hear that this one would be easy to adapt for the Peachicks ???? x

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