Butter Chicken

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Poultry
Sides/Snacks

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Servings:

4

Butter chicken is a very popular Indian dish. We got this recipe from a generous fan recently and decided to give it a go with some adjustments.
This recipe calls for marinating boneless chicken thighs in yogurt and chilli powder, which not only flavours the meat but at the same time tenderises it. The flavourful butter and cream sauce has a rich yet tangy taste from the use of tomato purée. Serve with loads of fresh coriander as it’s perfect with rice or naan bread!
Special thanks to Pritika Hemmady for providing us with her recipe!
This is definitely a dish worth trying – also, in the spirit of sharing we hope everyone can share with us your secret / home recipes. We look forward to your messages on Facebook!

Ingredients

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boneless chicken thighs
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boneless chicken thighs
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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g
g
butter
0.00
g
g
butter
0.00
yellow onions
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yellow onions
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tomatoes
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tomatoes
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
tomato puree
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tbsp
tbsp
tomato puree
0.00
tsp
tsp
minced garlic
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tsp
tsp
minced garlic
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tsp
tsp
black peppercorns
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tsp
tsp
black peppercorns
0.00
tsp
tsp
red chilli powder
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tsp
tsp
red chilli powder
0.00
tsp
tsp
turmeric powder
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tsp
tsp
turmeric powder
0.00
cup
cup
cooking cream
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cup
cup
cooking cream
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cup
cup
water
0.00
cup
cup
water
0.00
cup
cup
fresh coriander
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cup
cup
fresh coriander
Salt to taste
Salt to taste

Marinade

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cup
cup
yogurt
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cup
cup
yogurt
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tsp
tsp
red chilli powder
0.00
tsp
tsp
red chilli powder
0.00
tsp
tsp
minced garlic
0.00
tsp
tsp
minced garlic
0.00
tsp
tsp
lime juice
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tsp
tsp
lime juice
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to taste)

Steps

1

Cut 800g boneless chicken thighs into strips
Cut 800g boneless chicken thighs into strips
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2

Add 1 cup yogurt,
Add 1 cup yogurt,
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3

5 tsp red chilli powder,
5 tsp red chilli powder,
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4

1 tsp minced garlic,
1 tsp minced garlic,
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5

3 tsp lime juice,
3 tsp lime juice,
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6

and 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
and 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
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7

Mix well
Mix well
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8

Cover and marinate overnight or at least 2 hours
Cover and marinate overnight or at least 2 hours
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9

Quarter 2 yellow onions and add to food processor
Quarter 2 yellow onions and add to food processor
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10

Quarter 3 tomatoes and add to food processor
Quarter 3 tomatoes and add to food processor
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11

Blend into a puree
Blend into a puree
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12

Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan
Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan
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13

Add 100g butter
Add 100g butter
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14

Once butter melt add 1 tsp minced garlic
Once butter melt add 1 tsp minced garlic
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15

and 1 tsp black peppercorns
and 1 tsp black peppercorns
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16

Add blended onions and tomatoes
Add blended onions and tomatoes
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17

Stir fry till fragrant
Stir fry till fragrant
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18

Add 2 tbsp tomato puree,
Add 2 tbsp tomato puree,
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19

1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
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20

and 1 tsp turmeric powder
and 1 tsp turmeric powder
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21

Cook till puree reduces to a thick paste
Cook till puree reduces to a thick paste
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22

Add marinated chicken,
Add marinated chicken,
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23

½ cup water
½ cup water
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24

and ½ cup cooking cream
and ½ cup cooking cream
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25

Mix well and cover
Mix well and cover
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26

Cook on slow flame till the chicken is semi-cooked
Cook on slow flame till the chicken is semi-cooked
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27

Add half a cup of fresh coriander
Add half a cup of fresh coriander
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28

Add salt to taste
Add salt to taste
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29

Boil on a high flame till it thickens
Boil on a high flame till it thickens
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30

Add remaining coriander and serve
Add remaining coriander and serve
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