There is nothing better than finishing the day with a great curry and this is one of them. A buttery curry sauce bursting with bold flavours and tender chicken pieces. Serve this butter chicken recipe with homemade naan bread and dinner is served!
This butter chicken recipe is a recipe that originates from Northern Indian. Its actual name is murgh makhani. Murgh referring to the chicken and makhani to the butter. It is a similar curry to chicken tikka masala, which is thought to have originated in Bradford when Indian chefs came to Britain.
This chicken curry recipe is prepared by frying the marinated chicken pieces then creating the masala sauce where the chicken is simmered in the sauce to cook it completely. It is a milder curry when compared to some of my other chicken curries, such as chicken tikka masala and chicken karahi, making it the perfect dish for children to eat.
For this recipe, you can use either chicken thighs or chicken breasts. I have used both and it tastes delicious either way. Using chicken thighs does reduce the marination time. You can marinate chicken thighs for 10 minutes and that’s enough, but with chicken breasts, I would recommend at least 1 hour. Overnight is ideal, but if you’re short on time then 1 hour is enough.
The spices that go in this curry are easy to find and you probably will have most of them in your pantry already. The canned tomatoes can be replaced with tomatoes. I would recommend at least 6 tomatoes as canned tomatoes have a more intense flavour. To match this flavour, you would need more tomatoes.
The beauty of this recipe is that after the sauce has been blended it can be stored for up to 48 hours making this a perfect make-ahead dinner. All you need to do is allow it to cool completely then store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
At the same time, you can also leave your chicken to marinate. Those deep flavours will have plenty of time to develop and you will end up with a delicious flavour packed curry. Then once you are ready you can cook the chicken and add the sauce back into the pan. Your butter chicken curry is ready in next to no time!
Similar to chicken tikka masala, butter chicken is one of the most popular curries at any Indian restaurant. Tender and juicy chicken pieces in a creamy buttery sauce, this authentic butter chicken recipe is delicious. This curry sauce is out of this world.
Beautifully bold flavours packed with the heat this butter chicken is easy to make with simple ingredients. This classic Indian curry is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Make this classic butter chicken curry in the comforts of your own home. Serve with boiled basmati rice and fresh homemade naan bread.
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