Maya Kaimal's Speedy Butter Chicken

// Maya Kaimal's Speedy Butter Chicken

Prep Time

6 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

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Maya Kaimal makes one of our favorite weeknight dinners even easier! Chicken thighs are cooked in rich and savory Butter Masala sauce and served with ready-to-heat Basmati Rice.

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ lb (340 g) boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (12.5 oz) jar Maya Kaimal Butter Masala Sauce
  • Cilantro, finely chopped, as needed, optional
  • Maya Kaimal Basmati Rice, warmed, for serving


  1. Place the garlic, ginger, oil, and chicken into the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes,  or until fragrant and the chicken is partially cooked.
  3. Add the Maya Kaimal Butter Masala Sauce and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Maya Kaimal Basmati Rice.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a vegetarian version, substitute chicken for firm tofu or cauliflower florets.
  • Enjoy with fresh naan bread on the side.
  • You may substitute chicken with shrimp.

Recipe notes

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