Easiest Butter Chicken

Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Easiest Butter Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb
Keyword: 5 ingredients or less
Main Protein: Chicken
Cooking Method: Skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 301kcal


  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 13 oz. butter chicken sauce
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

For serving:

  • optional: cilantro for serving


Assembly instructions:

  • Cube the chicken and place it in a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Pour the sauce over top.
  • Remove the excess air and seal. Freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Dump the bag contents into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • If desired, top with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with jasmine or Basmati rice or with Naan.


Pro tip: If you want to make individual servings of butter chicken for lunches or dinners, pre-cook the cubed chicken and put a single portion of the butter chicken, cooked jasmine or Basmati rice, and frozen peas in a single serve freezer to microwave safe container and freeze. A complete lunch or dinner ready to reheat!


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 14816IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3mg