Butter chicken

Butter chicken

I ordered that recently at an Indian restaurant and wondered why I never tried doing it at home, I love it! And I think I kind of nailed it. I am very happy with this version. The sauce is thick and full of flavors!

Of course, for the extra Indian restaurant feeling, I made homemade naans and it was so good. I really recommend putting the effort into making some if you make this recipe. A little squeeze of lime for some brightness and you’re set for a delicious meal.

Butter chicken (serves 4) :

  • 400g chicken breast
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 150g greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp garam massala
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 300ml tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leave
  • 150ml sour cream
  • 150ml water
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Naans to serve

In a bowl, mix all the spices, yogurt, bay leave, chicken, salt, ginger and grated garlic.

Mince the onion finely.

In a pot, sweat the onion in the butter for 3 minutes.

Add the marinated chicken and the marinade. Let it brown for a bit.

Add the tomatoes (pasta and sauce) and water. Let it cook covered for 20 minutes.

Add the sour cream and cook 5 more minutes uncovered.

Garnish with fresh coriander and a fresh naan!