Butter Chicken

Boneless chicken grilled and tossed in a creamy tomato onion gravy base made with plenty of butter. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Butter Chicken
Main Ingredients Boneless chicken
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Butter Chicken

  • 400 grams Boneless chicken cut into 1½ inch pieces


  1. Prick the chicken pieces all over with a fork. Place them in a large bowl and add the salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice and mix well.
  2. Cover the bowl with a cling film and set aside to marinate for thirty minutes in a refrigerator.
  3. For the marinade, mix together yogurt, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder. Add the mustard oil and mix.
  4. Add the chicken and mix well so that all the chicken pieces are well coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for about two hours. For the gravy puree the tomatoes till smooth.
  5. Heat two tablespoons of butter in a deep non stick pan on low heat. Add the green cardamoms and mace and cook till fragrant. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add the pureed tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder and cook, stirring occasionally, for fifteen to twenty minutes. Preheat the gas tandoor.
  7. Open the lid and lightly grease the plate. Keep the chicken pieces, cover with the lid and cook till the chicken pieces are done.
  8. Add the roasted and crushed kasuri methi to the gravy and mix. Add the remaining butter and cook for a few minutes. Add the honey and cream and mix well.
  9. Cook for two minutes more. Add the chicken pieces and cook for three minutes. Serve hot with naan.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1682
Carbohydrates 66.3
Protein 119.4
Fat 104.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 21.7gm