Juicy Butter Chicken

Juicy Butter Chicken

This aromatic curry dish is surely one to please any crowd. Tender pieces of chicken in a delightfully spiced sauce is nothing short of heaven in a bowl. This recipe is quick and can be made in under an hour if you are pressed for time. Try it with our easy to make Fluffy Rice recipe for a tasty meal everyone will enjoy.  



For the chicken marinade:

 - 800g boneless skinless chicken breasts (approx. 4 breasts), cut into 1 inch pieces

 - 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

 - 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

 - 1 tablespoon minced ginger

 - 4 teaspoons Side Hustle Spice Notorious M.A.S.A.L.A.

 - 1 teaspoon of salt


For the sauce:

 - 3 tablespoons canola oil 

 - 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

 - 1 tablespoon minced ginger

 - 1 tablespoon Side Hustle Spice Notorious M.A.S.A.L.A.

 - 400g can crushed tomatoes

 - 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

 - 1 cup 35% whipping cream

 - 1 tablespoon sugar


 1. In a bowl, combine the chicken with all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade and allow to marinate for 30-60 minutes (overnight is best, but not essential).

 2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat (6.5 on an electric stove) and allow to heat for 2-3 minutes. When oil is hot, put about a third of your chicken into the pan, spreading it out so the pan isn’t crowded. Allow to cook for about 3 minutes a side or until browned. Set aside in a large bowl and continue cooking the rest of the chicken in two more rounds. 

 3. When the chicken is done, add the remaining oil and add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, then add in the Notorious M.A.S.A.L.A. and stir for 20 seconds.

 4. Add in the can of crushed tomatoes and salt. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the tomatoes have turned a deep brown/red colour.

 5. Stir the cream and sugar through the tomato and add the chicken with any juices from the bowl into the pan and allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes. 

 6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and fresh, hot rice.