How to make Butterfly Chicken -

Butterflies are one of the things that attract children, and when you present this snack to them thus they will be over the moon

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Butterfly Chicken

Butterfly Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Butterfly Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts , cut into 1 inch cubes 400 grams

  • Potatoes , peeled, cut into thin slices, soaked in water an 2 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Red chillli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Cornflour 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Chicken masala 1/2 tablespoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Schezwan sauce to serve


Step 1

Take chicken in a bowl, add salt, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli paste, cornflour, refined flour, lemon juice and chicken masala and mix well. Set aside in the refrigerator to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan.

Step 3

Keep a piece of marinated chicken in the centre of each potato slice, bring two opposite sides of the potato slice together over the chicken cube and pass a toothpick through the potato slice and the chicken piece to make butterflies.

Step 4

Slide the chicken butterflies into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange the butterflies on a serving platter and serve hot with schezwan sauce.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.