Butter Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Butter Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Butter Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by boosarah

Makes 6 servings



This fragrant, spicy Indian butter chicken recipe is from the owner of the India Cuisine restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Serve with hot Indian bread.

Recipe Ingredients for Butter Chicken

1 3/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 salt to taste
1 cup yogurt
1 salt to taste
2 tablespoons garlic paste
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons ginger paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped green chili pepper
2 cups tomato puree
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 salt to taste
1 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
1 cup heavy cream

Recipe Directions for Butter Chicken

  1. To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl with lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chili powder and salt. Toss to coat; cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour.

  2. Drain yogurt in a cloth for 15 to 20 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; mix in salt, garlic paste, garam masala, butter, chili powder, ginger paste, lemon juice and oil. Pour yogurt mixture over chicken, replace cover and refrigerate to marinate for another 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Place chicken on skewers. Place skewers in a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until almost cooked through.

  5. To Make Sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garam masala. When masala begins to crackle, mix in ginger paste, chopped garlic and green chile peppers. Saute until tender, then stir in tomato puree, chili powder, salt, garam masala and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring in honey and fenugreek.

  6. Place chicken in sauce mixture. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Stir in fresh cream.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 351.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
389
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.2g
34%
Saturated Fat
10.0g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
122mg
41%
Sodium
435mg
18%
Potassium
624mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
20.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
10.5g
Protein
32.3g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 13% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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