Healthy butter chicken is a delicious Indian dish with tender chicken pieces swimming in an amazing, creamy tomato curry sauce that’s packed with spices and flavor. This easy recipe is ready in 30 minutes!
What a weekend we had!
J had a soccer game (and scored three goals), M had her first sleepover and also her horseback riding lessons. We had a friend over for a play date and my husband and I had a dinner and symphony date night out on the town. And that was all just on Friday and Saturday!
Sunday was full of grocery shopping, cooking, recipe testing and bike rides. J, who is 5, just got the hang of riding his bike without training wheels and wanted to practice, practice and practice some more. It was also so gorgeous outside that we all wanted to be out. ☀️
So while I’m a bit wiped out, I’m also feeling revived and refreshed and ready to tackle the week ahead. And I’m so excited to share today’s new recipe with you at last!
You guys know I love my curry dishes, especially when they’re quick, easy and on the healthier side.
Today, I’m so excited to share one of my favorite easy Indian recipes: healthy butter chicken!
I’m so in love with this dish. The aroma, the spices, the sauce, the simmering deliciousness that bubbles away and has you drooling as you wait to dive in.
It’s a classic for a reason!
First things first though.
What is butter chicken?
Butter chicken is an Indian dish of chicken in a mildly spiced tomato sauce.
It’s also called murgh makhani or chicken makhani.
Funny enough, it’s not uncommon to not actually use butter in the sauce for this butter chicken recipe.
And it’s not needed. My version uses no butter, is made without any cream and you don’t miss it one bit.
(The creaminess comes from the Greek yogurt. 👍)
It’s got such a rich, creamy tomato sauce that’s begging to be spooned greedily over all of the chicken and rice on your plate.
In fact, this is slightly embarrassing, but I have actually put the sauce in a bowl and spooned it up all by itself.
See, I was doing my vegetarian month and was making this dinner for the rest of my family. So I couldn’t have the chicken. But that didn’t stop me from missing out on the sauce!
And once you smell it and taste it, you’ll know just what I mean!
Seriously scrumptious! 😍
Plus, it’s really easy to make and takes just 30 minutes! (Plus some time for marinating the chicken, if you can swing it. See below.)
Dinner winner right here!…