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Butter Chicken

Smooth, creamy, perfectly spiced and enriched with Country Crock®. This Butter Chicken recipe is the ultimate comfort dish.
  • Cooking time50 min
  • Prep time15 min
  • Portions 4
recipe image Butter Chicken


  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 piece (3/4-inch) fresh ginger, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed (divided)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala *
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4 lbs.), cut into large chunks
  • 4 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
Energy (kcal)0 kcal
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Sugar (g)0.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.00 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg


  1. Process yogurt, plum tomatoes, ginger, 2 cloves garlic, jalapeño pepper and garam masala in blender or food processor. Arrange chicken in large, shallow non-aluminum baking dish and top with yogurt marinade. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning chicken occasionally, 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Melt 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread in large skillet over medium heat and cook onion and remaining 2 cloves garlic, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add chicken and marinade and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in milk; heat through. Stir in cream, remaining 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread and cilantro. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and Spread is melted, about 3 minutes. Serve, if desired, over hot cooked basmati rice and garnish with additional chopped cilantro.
*Substitution: Use 1/2 tsp. ground cloves and 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg. See nutrition information for fat, saturated fat and cholesterol content.