Overhead view of Easy Indian Butter Chicken in a silver serving bowl with a plate of white rice on a wooden background.
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Easy Indian Butter Chicken

This Easy Indian Butter Chicken recipe is creamy, packed with spicy curry flavor and is so simple to make. A keto, low-carb and gluten-free dinner recipe that is ideal for meal prep and busy weeknights!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Butter Chicken, Easy Chicken Curry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Alia | Everyday Easy Eats



  • In a mixing bowl, combine chicken and butter chicken curry paste. Allow mixture to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, until almost cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and add crushed tomatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in heavy cream and simmer for another 5 minutes until chicken is completely cooked through.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3500IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.2mg