What Are Some Butter Chicken Recipes?

What Are Some Butter Chicken Recipes?

Two recipes for butter chicken are Indian butter chicken published on Saveur.com and butter chicken published on NYTimes.com. Both involve marinating bone-in chicken in spiced yogurt and cooking it in a tomato- and cream-based curry sauce.

For the Saveur recipe, puree together 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, 2 teaspoons of garam masala, 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, four cloves of garlic, a 3-inch piece of ginger and kosher salt to taste. Marinate a broken down chicken in the yogurt overnight and then bake the chicken with the marinade at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20minutes. Make the sauce by combining 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, four cloves of garlic, 4 green cardamom pods and three whole cloves with a 28-ounce can of tomatoes, a grated 3-inch piece of ginger, a bay leaf and 2/3 cup of water. Simmer for about 25 minutes before pureeing; continue to cook for 15 minutes and add chicken and yogurt marinade to the sauce. Add 1/3 cup of cream, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of garam masala and four curry leaves to the sauce, and cook on low for about five minutes to finish.

The New York Times recipe follows a similar method; the ingredient list substitutes cilantro leaves for curry leaves, uses fresh tomatoes instead of canned, omits cloves and cardamom pods, and includes diced onion, a cinnamon stick, ground almonds, lemon juice and fresh hot peppers.