Butter Chicken

Have you guys made Butter Chicken?? If not, it’s about to change your life.

The most life changing Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butter chicken is one of the best chicken recipes I’ve made to date. It’s right up there with Chicken Parmesan and Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salsa. It’s cut up chicken thighs marinated in a lemon juice, greek yogurt and spice mixture and then simmers in a savory sauce made of butter, onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and some cream. It’s slowly cooked until the chicken is almost falling apart, majorly tender, and packed full of flavor.

The most life changing Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) There’s all sorts of delicious juices that come with this recipe so you absolutely MUST eat it with a few pieces of Stonefire Naan bread – Whole Wheat is my preference of choice with this recipe but really any of the delicious Stonefire naan would pair perfectly with this Butter Chicken! Make it now, make it this fall, put it into your regular rotation – you’ll be hooked!

The most life changing Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butter Chicken

Yield: Serves 4-6

Butter Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • Whole Wheat Stonefire Naan

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and spices in a bowl. Marinate overnight.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in onion and cook slowly until the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and its marinade to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil - then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and tomato paste and continue to simmer until the chicken has cooked through, about 15 minutes, and the sauce is thick.
  4. Taste, adjust seasoning as needed, add lemon juice for a bit of acid. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve alongside Stonefire Naan.
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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25 Comments

  1. Hi Gaby

    Just to confirm, your description says chicken breasts but the recipe says thighs. Which should we use for the recipe it sounds delicious!!

    Thanks!

  2. Butter chicken is soooo good. something I dont get nearly often enough. I will have to add this to my make list for the week to treat myself!

  3. I have attempted to make Butter Chicken several times but I aways seem to missing something, A friend told me that it could be the garam masala mix I’m using, what brand (if you don’t mind me asking) do you use? She said that some brands differ on ratios and may even leave an ingredient out depending…?!

  4. I just found your site on the Internet and I’m excited to start making many of your recipes. Do you have a calorie count for your recipes?

    1. I don’t calculate calories for my recipes – but I know there are a bunch on online tools to do it for yourself if you’re curious!! Thanks!

  5. I am making this for my fourth time–it is SO GOOD. Everyone I have made it for absolutely loves it. So many of your recipes are now in my meal rotation, they are what my husband constantly requests! Thank you for all the yummy food!

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