Shortcut Butter Chicken | One Pot Chef

Shortcut Butter Chicken | One Pot Chef



This simplified “pantry” version of Butter Chicken is great for a quick, no fuss dinner. Chicken Thigh Fillets are chopped and fried in butter, then combined with onions, curry powder and the secret ingredient… Tomato Soup! Quick to prepare and very tasty, this meal will become a family favourite in no time – give it a go!








1Kg of Chicken Thigh Fillets (chopped)
1 Brown Onion (roughly chopped)
2 Tablespoons of Butter
1/4 Cup of Curry Powder (reduce by half for a milder flavor)
2 x 400g Cans of Tomato Soup (ready to eat or concentrated will do)
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
Rice (to serve)

Preparation Time: About 10 minutes
Cooking Time: About 20 minutes

SERVES 4 – 6

(Look up Google for a conversion chart if using Imperial)

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Music Track:
“Bright Wish” and “Peppy Pepe”
by Kevin MacLeod
Royalty Free Music – Used with Permission under Creative Commons license.


View Comments (35)


  1. yuhcen ng

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    is it possible to replace the tomato soup with tomatoes?

  2. Leorina Basay

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    can i used tomatoe paste?

  3. wellsice

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Made it.  Easy and really good!

  4. Sheenz O

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    That looks mouth watering! Note to self: Don't watch cooking videos on an empty stomach.

  5. Jones Lee

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    This channel is A1. But where was the butter? I was expecting half a block to go in.

  6. Daisy Yang

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    looks amazing chef:) I can't wait to give it a try!! Thanks so much! Happy cooking from Michigan, USA!

  7. meng yap

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Tried this and it tasted yummy! Thanks for making me look like a pro!

  8. manadononi3

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks David. I'm a new/beginner in cooking so I stay away from those recipes who have tons of ingredients in them. I tried this and it came out quite nice. It's a new taste for me cause I don't particularly like curry dishes, and I have to go and buy those Heinz tomato soup cans and curry powder (no, not every household have this in their pantry, lol). Keep on making simple, quick and easy recipes, big guy! You rock!

  9. kathy jo tourtois

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    i made this and it was awesome . my family loved it !! ty so much for posting this easy recipe ! have a great week . hugs from michigan ….p.s. since my sour cream was extra thick i also added heavy whipping cream also …..YUMMMMM

  10. chris desormeaux

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    wife is on vacation so I tried this tonight for the kids and I. totally amazed how good it is!!!! unbelievable! thank you!

  11. Nedjy Jean-Louis

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I did it's so good my husband love it

  12. tessa Barrows

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    You are an awesome chef, keep doing what your doing :)

  13. ceuhay ashanty

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    yeaayyy… im gonna to make this tonight.. thank you :)

  14. ceuhay ashanty

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    is that possible to use yoghurt instep of use a sour cream?

  15. roberto ramirez

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    im making this recipe tonight!

  16. Syira A

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    hi there, sorry, i wanted to make this but i cant seem to find tomato soup in my country. is it the same as tomato puree?

  17. King Benja

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Hey pls subscribe here , and please enter in masterchef Australia one pot chef For the win

  18. 7SilverHawk7

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    +OnePotChefShow would it be OK to use cream cheese instead of sour cream?

  19. Daisuke Tapon

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    can i use tomato sauce

  20. Nerida Dawson

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    David, I make my butter chicken exactly the same way.  Don't worry about the haters, its tastes great!!

  21. Abisha Kumar

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Instead of using sour cream, is Greek yogurt ok?

  22. Turandot29

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Is that tinned tomato soup condensed soup or not?

  23. shadowofokp

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for this recipe. I'm a college student and I love butter chicken but making it (with specialty spices) and buying it gets pricey. I needed an easy and fast alternative. I will be trying this soon! Thank you again

  24. Naseeha Amrika

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Similar ingredients as the chicken masala and just as easy. I love it!

  25. xxxsweetgingerxxx

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I am a new subscriber to your channel and I have to say I absolutely love your recipes. I made this tonight, along with your chickpea curry recipe, served the 2 over rice, and MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOD! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love to try new things, and both are keepers. Oh I have to mention, I have kids and they can be picky and they both loved the food as well.

  26. Bonnie-Claire Nixon

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Does this taste similar to butter chicken? Or is it more of a tomato based curry? Either way it looks good. 

  27. Jesus Darvina

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Oooh!!! My Gawsh looks delish can't wait to make this!!!! Thank You for sharing :)

  28. lynn clark

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you going to give it a try

  29. Deborah Armstrong

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you for using thigh meat!! So many people act as though white meat was the only part of the bird worth eating…and I've always believed just the opposite!

  30. Link James

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm


  31. TenzoGaming

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Man those people who bullied you must feel so sorry when they see how much people are watching this

  32. Christopher Hitchens

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I'm not a chef but i have made this before. Breasts i agree are shit for butter chicken you need that bit of fat for flavour. Personally i would have pre – marinated the chicken in ginger garlic paste with tikka colour funegrek and other spices you can use canned but sun rippened soft red tomotoes skinned and pulped are good. Sorry but that dish looked really average you know it was a shithouse old boy. That lemon cheesecake was fucking top though yeah. 

  33. Rome Silungan

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Is it okay not to put the sour cream? +tapdancerman Thank you for your comment but I'm not asking you, I'm asking +OnePotChefShow .

  34. BearHug

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    thumbs up :D

  35. Ultimarox

    July 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I tried this recipe tonight. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! I also added 2 tbl. Of crushed garlic.

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