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Meander Valley Dairy products add a little indulgence to any dish. Whether it’s the perfect cream to serve with a dessert, rich butter to use when baking or cultured buttermilk to marinate chicken. Meander Valley Dairy products will add flavour and style to cooking.

Nichols Butter Chicken

A must try delicious family favourite dish.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


2-3 boneless skinless Nichols Chicken Breasts, cut into chunks
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Meander Valley Dairy Cultured Salted Butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp minced ginger
2-3 cloves garlic finely minced or crushed
170g tomato paste
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder or paprika, adjust to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup Meander Valley Dairy Double Cream
Hot cooked basmati rice and naan for serving


  1. Heat a large frypan or medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, butter, and onions and cook onions down until lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and let cook for 30 seconds, stirring so it doesn’t burn.
  2. Add the chicken, tomato paste, and spices. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
  3. Add the double cream and simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve with Basmati rice or naan.