Butter Chicken Makhani Recipe using Curry Sauce

Butter Chicken Makhani Recipe using Curry Sauce

Made with pre-made Indian Curry Sauce and fresh Garam Masala garnish

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We created this short-cut easy Butter Chicken recipe to help our kids who wanted to make an quick meal on busy weeknights

Prep time: 15 mins; Cook time: 15-20 mins; Serves 4-6


  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut in 1" cubes) - 1 1/2 LBs
  • Butter - 1 cup
  • Heavy cream / half & half (optional) - 1/3 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Peeled and chopped garlic - 3-4 cloves
  • Salt (as per taste) - 2 to 2.5 tsp
  • Flavor Temptations Butter Chicken Sauce (includes garam masala spice pack) - 1
  • Chopped cilantro (optional) - 2-3 stems


  1. In a small bowl, mix together chicken cubes, oil, garlic, 1/2 to 1 tsp salt coating chicken pieces evenly. Cover for 30 minutes.
  2. In a pan, melt butter, brown chicken pieces on medium heat until chicken is not pink on the inside. 
  3. Combine sauce, heavy cream, 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt in a saucepan. Cook covered on medium heat until well blended.
  4. Add the garam masala powder spice packet included with Butter Chicken Sauce.
  5. Add chicken pieces and simmer on low heat until chicken is well cooked and reaches 165 deg internal temperature. Add a little water if sauce gets too thick.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro(optional)


Serve hot over bed of long-grained or naan bread

If you want to cook Butter Chicken from scratch, try Butter Chicken Recipe with Spice Mix


Contains no gluten

Organic Spices

Salt free

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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How authentic is this recipe?

All our recipes are authentic and traditional family recipes passed along by my Mom and family members.

Can this recipe be made vegetarian?

Sure! Simply replace chicken or meat with tofu / paneer / veggies to make a vegetarian version of this recipe

Does the sauce need to be refrigerated or frozen?

The curry sauce is shelf-stable and can be stored at room temperature. It needs to be refrigerated once it is opened.