Butter Chicken

Grab a jar of butter chicken sauce, mix it with chicken and peas and serve it over basmati rice for a quick and easy take on the classic Indian dish.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 cup butter chicken sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  • A savory dish with just the right mixture of spices, this creamy, quick-cooking Butter Chicken is sure to please!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine sauce, chicken, and peas in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1-2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Pour sauce mixture over rice and serve.

    Step 4

  • Garnish with cilantro, if using.

What Is Butter Chicken?

Butter chicken is an internationally-loved dish for good reason! Rather than being sweet or spicy, this creamy curry is on the tangy side. The chicken absorbs all the flavors from the spiced yogurt marinade, including garam marsala, ginger, garlic, cumin and coriander. There are plenty of variations on the recipe — some have a tomato base, others sprinkle in some fenugreek seeds — so look for a jar that features some of your favorite ingredients!

Global Cuisine

Don’t let the idea of cooking international cuisine intimidate you! We keep our recipes so simple that the hardest part of your mealtime routine will be deciding which dish to make. Start out simple with some 5-minute favorites. Packed with plenty of fresh ingredients, Mediterranean dishes are known for being light yet satisfying. Ready in minutes, this Greek Salad showcases crisp veggies, creamy cheese and zesty dressing. Or, capture that irresistible balance of citrus and ginger in this Asian Chicken and Rice Salad. There are plenty of irresistible and easy International inspired flavors; you just need to choose what you like best!

Mouthwatering Meals, in Minutes

With Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, you’ll never have to settle for a mediocre meal –  even when you’re short on time! Getting quality meals doesn’t mean you have to buy a ton of ingredients or spend hours in the kitchen. For example, check out our 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner, this Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our Mexican Rice Recipe. Keep your pantry stocked with jars of your favorite international sauces and your freezer packed with vegetables and you’ll never be more than 5 minutes away from a balanced meal!

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