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Butter Chicken

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Butter Chicken is one of the most globally-loved dishes of northern India. Traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven, this at-home adaptation of butter chicken seasoning utilizes the broiler to replicate the charring temperatures of the tandoor. Make this easy butter chicken recipe your own by serving with naan, rice, samosas, or roasted cauliflower.

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DIRECTIONS:
Place oven rack in highest position and preheat oven to broil on high. In a medium bowl, stir heavy cream and Butter Chicken mix until combined. Remove and reserve half of mixture. Add chicken to bowl with remaining mixture, tossing to coat. Marinate for 20 min. On a foil-lined sheet pan, arrange chicken in an even layer and place directly under broiler. Broil for 15 min. until chicken is cooked through and slightly charred. In a medium pot, stir butter over medium-high heat for 3 min. until golden brown. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a simmer for 18 to 20 min. until softened. Stir in reserved heavy cream mixture and cook for 5 min. Using a blender, purée sauce. Add chicken with pan juices to puréed sauce, tossing to coat.

NOTES:

Serve with: Rice, naan, and cilantro.

YIELDS: Serves 8

Butter Chicken FAQ

What is butter chicken?

Butter chicken is a traditional Indian curry dish that's made from chicken cooked in a tandoor oven with a rich, warmly spiced tomato and butter sauce.

What does butter chicken taste like?

Butter chicken tastes rich, warm and slightly tangy. It's similar to the tastes of curry and tikka masala, and is a hearty, comfort food dish.

What do you serve with butter chicken?

Butter chicken is typically served with naan, cilantro and rice, but you could also serve up other popular side dishes from Indian cuisine, like samosas.

Why is it called butter chicken?

It's called butter chicken because the tomato-curry style sauce is made with at least an entire stick of butter.

Who invented butter chicken?

The inventor of butter chicken is actually currently being debated in court between two different Delhi restaurants who claim that they were the ones to first make it.


Dietary Information

MSG-Free

Nut-Free

Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free

Corn-Free

Sesame-Free

Vegetarian

Vegan

Ingredients

SALT, SUGAR, ONION, GARLIC, VINEGAR POWDER (CORN MALTODEXTRIN, WHITE WINE VINEGAR), TOMATO, TURMERIC, CORIANDER, CUMIN, CARDAMOM, BLACK PEPPER, AJI AMARILLO, CHILES, CLOVES, MACE ORRIS ROOT, THYME, CINNAMON, BAY LEAVES.