Today, I’ve got a super simple, incredibly delicious Butter Chicken recipe that’s going to give your favorite restaurant or takeout joint a run for its money.
Taste The Tender, Golden Chicken Pieces In A Rich And Creamy Curry Sauce
If you’re a fan of Chicken Tikka Masala, you’re in for a treat because Butter Chicken is right up there in terms of popularity. Plus, you can whip it up right in your own kitchen, pair it with some garlicky buttery rice, and even make fresh homemade Naan bread to go with it.
So, let’s get cooking and be ready to savor a restaurant-worthy meal without leaving your home. 🍛🍴😋
To Make This Tasty Butter Chicken, You Will Need:
Chicken thighs: the primary protein source for the dish. They are often preferred for their tenderness and flavor. Choose boneless and skinless ones for a cleaner and quicker preparation.
Minced garlic: adds a strong, aromatic flavor.
Minced ginger: complements the garlic by providing a fragrant and slightly spicy taste.
Lemon juice: adds a tangy and citrusy element.
Fenugreek or garam masala: contributes a slightly bitter and nutty flavor, but if unavailable, you can use garam masala, which is a spice blend that typically includes cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
Kashmiri chili powder or paprika and cayenne blend: imparts a mild, smoky heat. If unavailable, you can create a substitute by mixing paprika and cayenne in a 3:1 ratio.
Greek yogurt: serves as a creamy base for the marinade, helping tenderize the chicken and adding a tangy, rich flavor. Greek yogurt should be plain and unflavored for the marinade.
Onion: provides a sweet and savory base flavor for the sauce.
Poblano pepper: adds a mild, smoky heat to the dish. You can adjust the amount based on your heat preference.
Tomato paste: adds a rich tomato flavor and thickness to the sauce.
Heavy cream: adds creaminess and richness to the sauce.
Unsalted butter: contributes a creamy texture and a rich, indulgent flavor to the sauce.
Rice: serves as the side dish. Basmati rice is a popular choice for Indian dishes.
How To Make The Best Butter Chicken?
Marinating the chicken: combine chicken with ingredients above, rubbing marinade all over to cover chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min to marinate.
Roasting the chicken: preheat over to 450F/232C. Line sheet tray with foil and place chicken on tray. Load into the oven and bake for about 15 min. Align tray under oven broiler and broil on high until they’re beginning to crisp around edges. Flip each piece of chicken to the back side and return to broil until side 2 is beginning to char and take on color. Allow to rest before cutting into about 1.5″ chunks.
Preparing the sauce: preheat medium saucepan over med-high heat. Add oil, onion, poblano, and salt, stir, and allow to soften for 6 min or so. Add ginger and garlic, stir, and allow to cook for about 60 more seconds. Add spices and allow to cook for 60-90 seconds until fragrant. Add tomato paste, stir, and allow to bloom for about a minute. Stir in water until the paste dissolves into water and mix comes to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 min
Once the sauce has been cooking for 20min add in sugar and cream. Stir to combine. Add butter and stir to combine. Pulse with immersion blender until smooth. Fold chopped chicken into the sauce.
Serve: place rice on plate or bowl, top with butter chicken, and garnish with yogurt sauce and cilantro. Enjoy your freshly made Butter Chicken!
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