The BEST thermomix butter chicken Last night I made butter chicken for dinner and although I’ve made a heap of times before, Hollie told me it was the best dinner in the whole world!!!!  That was a major fist pump moment for me as she’s not been the easiest kid to feed.

Of course if Hollie says it’s good then it really must be.  You’re going to have to take my word for it and try it out.  The best thing about this recipe I think, is that it is just so quick and easy to make.  It is literally takes half and hour from start to finish, making it perfect for busy week nights.   The BEST thermomix butter chicken

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The BEST thermomix butter chicken
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Everybody loves butter chicken! This recipe is so quick and easy it makes the perfect mid-week meal for any busy family.
Recipe type: Thermomix
: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 400g chicken (cubed)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp tumeric
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • good pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (this will make the curry mild. Add more if you prefer more heat)
  • 1 tsp korma or garam masala paste
  • 100g tomato paste
  • 1 400g tin coconut cream
  • 1 400g tin chickpeas
  • chopped parsley and desiccated coconut for garnish.
  • For the rice:
  • 400g basmati rice
  • 1 400g tin coconut milk
  • 500g water
  • pinch of salt
  1. Chop the onion and garlic for 5 seconds on speed 6.
  2. Add the butter and saute for 2 mins, 100 degrees speed soft.
  3. Add the chicken and all the spices and mix together on REVERSE speed 2 for 5 seconds.
  4. Cook on 100 degrees for 5 mins on REVERSE speed soft.
  5. Add the tomato paste, coconut cream and chickpeas and gently cook for a further 5 mins at 90 degrees on REVERSE speed 1.
  6. Pour into a serving bowl and keep covered while you cook the rice.
  7. RICE
  8. Put the steaming basket into the thermomix and weight out the rice.
  9. Rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear.
  10. Add 500g water and the coconut milk to the thermomix and put the basket with the rice back in.
  11. Cook for 14 mins on varoma temperature, speed 4.
  12. Serve hot with your butter chicken and enjoy.


So I now have two out of three kids who will eat (if not try) most things I cook these days.  I am still working on the toddler though, who has who own opinions about what she will and will not eat (most things still fall in the ‘will not category’)!

Do you have any fussy eaters in your house?

Do you love butter chicken?

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26 Comments on The BEST thermomix butter chicken

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    July 16, 2015 at 8:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I really LOVE butter chicken but my husband isn’t a fan, I think I will give your recipe a try and hopefully I can convert him! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend x

      July 17, 2015 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

      If you manage to convert him then I can do a triple fist pump, LOL xx

  2. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers
    July 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love butter chicken, yes I also have a fussy eater, she was a great eater until she turned 6 I thought it was supposed to go the other way! Luckily the other one will at least give anything a try. I’m going to give this a go as I think it’s something that we will all like (fingers crossed!).

      July 17, 2015 at 11:36 am (2 years ago)

      Oooh I hope she likes it. Fussy eaters can be soo painful. Mine older two are only just starting to get better 🙂

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    July 17, 2015 at 7:35 am (2 years ago)

    I would eat curry every day if my husband didn’t have such discerning tastebuds! He’s a very fussy eater but he’d love this – Thermomix curries are the best, and I think the addition of the chickpeas is just genius!

      July 17, 2015 at 11:37 am (2 years ago)

      Hahaha, if it’s not the kids it’s the husbands. I love chickpeas – add to just about everything, lol x

  4. Courtney - My Life With A Thermie
    July 17, 2015 at 11:29 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I will be making it tonight and sharing it on my Facebook page My Life With A Thermie.
    I am loving at how simply, quick and easy it looks to make, I love Butter Chicken xx

      July 17, 2015 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Courtney. I hope you all like it. The simpler the better I say x

  5. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    July 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks awesome. I will definitely be giving it a go and have printed the recipe.

  6. Liz
    September 18, 2015 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Do you have any recommendations for the garam Marsala or korma paste? Thanks 🙂

  7. Lu
    September 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Had to make it with quorn ( making it the most expensive meal in the universe) but totally delish thank you.

  8. Darren Rowe
    January 9, 2016 at 11:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Does it task like real butter chicken from restaurants?

      January 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm (1 year ago)

      I guess that would depend on the restaurant. I think it tastes just like butter chicken in my opinion 🙂

  9. Paola Perez
    January 23, 2016 at 7:33 am (1 year ago)

    Hi, I made it and it was good, although more sweet that I would prefer, it may be the fact that coconut cream in Mexico is overly sweet due to is mainly used in “piñacolada”. Could I mix it with half coconut water half cream? but it would loss thickness and original is not “restaurant-thick”. Any advice?


  10. Lori
    February 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm (1 year ago)

    My husband just made your butter chicken!
    Loooooved it!
    Thankyou for an easy and quick recipe

  11. Claire @ Life on Wallace
    February 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Mrs D, you inspired me to use my Thermie. My three and a half year old loved this dish, which I was very impressed about. I’ll absolutely make it again, thank you!

  12. Mumma Mealey
    February 15, 2016 at 11:26 am (1 year ago)

    Hi Mrs D!
    I made this last night for dinner, soo yummy! My 2yo & 4yo demolished it 🙂 Thank you Thank you!

  13. Hayley
    February 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

    is the chicken in your recipe already cooked as your cooking time is only 5mins….if so how did you precook the chicken or did you buy a chicken?

  14. Julie
    May 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm (12 months ago)

    Wow, made this for dinner tonight. Everyone loved it. My 11 year old actually licked his bowl clean and my super fussy 7 year old even ate it and said it was yummy. I doubled the chicken (instead of the chickpeas) and doubled the spices. Great recipe, thank you.

  15. Imbi
    May 10, 2016 at 4:11 pm (12 months ago)

    I have used this recipe too many times not to register my appreciation. All seven members of my household love this. I can’t stress how rare this happens.

  16. Alicia
    May 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm (12 months ago)

    I made this tonight in my Tefal Cuisine Companion and it’s amazing! So quick and easy. I plan on cutting down the prep time even more by making up a few packets of spices so all I have to do is dump them in when I get to step 3.

  17. Misscheif
    September 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm (7 months ago)

    I made this last night, absolutely delicious, especially the leftovers the flavours really developed overnight. Thanks

  18. Jo
    November 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm (6 months ago)

    Can I omit the butter for nuttelex- my son is dairy free…

  19. Sherie
    January 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm (3 months ago)

    I made the butter chicken a couple of nights ago.
    Omg best butter chicken ever. The hubby agreed with a second helping. Will def make again. Thanks,your recipes
    Are delicious.

  20. Alison de Kort
    March 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm (1 month ago)

    Made this tonight. It was the best butter chicken I’ve ever tasted and was so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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