Bombay Butter Chicken


Serve this delicious dish when you have company and everyone will want the recipe!

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • ½ cup Gay Lea Spreadables Regular

  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 4 teaspoons mild Indian curry paste

  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • ¼ cup Gay Lea Regular Sour Cream

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander

  • 1 cup Steamed rice or naan bread

  • 1 Lime wedges


  1. Melt half the butter in a Dutch oven or heavy pot on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

  2. Cut chicken into bite-sized chunks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium high. Brown chicken. Add curry paste, ginger and cinnamon and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, including juices, and remaining butter to pan and bring to boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in sour cream and coriander.

  4. Heat until very hot without boiling. Serve with rice or naan bread. Garnish with lime wedges.


A traditional Indian dish that features tender bites of chicken in a rich, silky sauce. The sour cream in the raita will cool the mild fieriness from the curry.

This dish can also be made with chicken legs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

619 Calories
31g Fat
34g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 1034mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 740mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.