Guru Food’s Butter Chicken Recipe:

Butter chicken is a creamy Indian dish of boneless chicken cooked in a mild spiced curry sauce. The dish is one of the most popular dished served in Indian restaurants outside India. The dish has its roots in Punjabi cuisine but was developed and popularized by restaurants in Delhi, India.

Guru Food’s Butter Chicken Sauce is bottled without added cream or dairy fillers. This allows fresh dairy products to be introduces during the final preparation process. The traditional cream may be used or a now more often low fat or dairy substitute may be introduced as required.

Butter Chicken

Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 People 10 Minutes 20 Minutes


  • 1 Jar Guru Food’s Indian Butter Chicken Sauce
  • 3 Pieces, about 18 oz or 0.5 kg chicken breast Cut into small strips or cubes
  • 1 Cup About 250 ml of 35% fat cooking or whipping cream
  • 3 Teaspoons Cooking oil
  •  Fresh coriander. Separate leaves from stems. Chopped
  •  Salt, black pepper, smoked paprika for taste if required
  • 1 Teaspoons Combination of cumin, coriander, fennel, onion seedsOptional
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh ginger. ChoppedOptional
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh garlic. ChoppedOptional
  • 1 Tomatoe Chopped into quarters. Seeds and majority of liquid removed, add during simmerOptional


  1. Bring empty pot to medium-high temperature for 2 minutes

  2. Add the oil, and then if used sauté optional dry ingredients. 2 minutes

  3. Add the chicken breast pieces slowly allow to brown slightly. Turn gently once or twice to brown all sides

  4. Add Guru Food’s Indian Butter Chicken Sauce. Bring up to heat. Stir occasional for 1 minute Then turn down. Simmer for 6-8 minutes. Stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked

  5. Add the cream. Stir in slowly. Heat on medium-low for 2-3 minutes

  6. Add fresh coriander stems during last minute

  7. Remove from heat. Add fresh coriander leaves. Garnish to taste

Recipe Notes

Alternative ingredients and ideas:

  • Vegan or vegetarian tofu may be used in place of chicken breasts
  • Low fat cream, yogurt or milk may be uses as substituted
  • Non-dairy products, soya, almond or coconut milk may also be used

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve with simple bread, toast, naan or chapatti
  • Serve on bed of basmati rice
  • Add a dollop of butter as a garnish