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Delightful Butter Chicken

A Rich and Flavorful Indian Classic

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Delightful Butter Chicken

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 35 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:408 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Experience the rich and creamy flavors of this traditional Indian dish, featuring tender chicken simmered in a spiced tomato and butter sauce. Perfect for a comforting meal any time of the year.



  1. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté the shallot and onion until they become soft and translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Incorporate the butter, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of garam masala, chili powder, cumin, and bay leaf. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in the half-and-half and yogurt. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large heavy skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Cook the chicken until it is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  5. Lower the heat and season with the remaining 1 teaspoon of garam masala and cayenne. Stir in a few spoonfuls of the sauce and simmer until the liquid has reduced and the chicken is fully cooked. Combine the cooked chicken with the sauce and stir well.
  6. Dissolve the cornstarch in water, then blend it into the sauce. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.


  • – For an extra smoky flavor, you can grill the chicken over charcoal.
    – Adjust the level of cayenne pepper to suit your spice preference.
    – Serve with naan bread or basmati rice for a complete meal.
Keywords:Butter Chicken, Indian Cuisine, Chicken Recipes

Can I use chicken breast instead of thighs?

Yes, you can use chicken breast, but thighs will remain juicier and more flavorful.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, the flavors deepen if the dish is made a day ahead and reheated.

Is there a dairy-free option?

You can substitute the yogurt with a dairy-free alternative and use coconut cream instead of heavy cream.

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    07/12/2024 11:25 am GMT

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