Easy butter chicken


• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• 1 tbsp. butter
• 1 chopped onion
• 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
• 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
• 400g boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 1 tsp. garam masala
• 1/4 tsp. paprika
• 1 tsp. cumin
• 1 tsp. sugar
• 70g tin of tomato paste
• 200g of tinned tomatoes
• 1/2 cup double thick cream
• Salt and pepper to taste


• Heat the oil and butter in a medium saucepan.
• Fry the onion until lightly browned.
• Add the ginger and garlic without browning.
• Fry the chicken and spices.
• Add the tomato paste, tinned tomatoes and sugar.
• Add the cream and gently simmer covered for 5 minutes/until the chicken is cooked.
• Serve immediately.


• Basmati rice and naan bread/poppadoms.
• Greek yogurt and chopped cucumber.
• Chutney and salad.


Add more paprika and garam masala for a spicier curry.

Wendy Roux

Wendy Roux

Wendy Roux is a mother of a teen and a 12 year old. She has worked in teaching, the corporate environs and publishing. She is also the author of Checklist Parenting, aimed at parents of young school going children. The handbook offers parenting checklists, covering a range of topics, in a well laid out, easy to read format


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