Melody's Butter Chicken

Melody's Butter Chicken

Chicken in a spiced, buttery curry sauce

PreparationCookingReady inYield
One hourOne hour and 30 minutesTwo hours and 30 minutesFour servings


Tomato sauce1 cu
Greek yogurt1 cu
Butter1 cu
Cream2 cu
Chicken thighs10 oz
Garlic4 clvs
Onion1 cu
Chili powder4 tbsp
Garam Masala2 tbsp
Kosher salt1 tbsp
Tumeric2 tbsp
Cumin1 tbsp
Cardamom, ground0.25 tsp
Cloves, ground0.25 tsp
Coriander1 tbsp
Cilantro0.25 oz


  1. Combine cubed chicken thighs and marinade ingredients (yogurt, four cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp ginger, 2 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp garam masala, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp tumeric, 1 tbsp cumin) in a large bowl and mix well
  2. Cover chicken and refrigerate for one to three hours
  3. Pre-heat oven to 425F and loosely skewer chicken on wet bamboo skewers
  4. Broil chicken skewers for 20-25 minutes
  5. Add diced onion, butter to saucepan and caramelize
  6. Add garlic after onions are caramelized, stir for one to two minutes
  7. Add tomato sauce and remaining ginger, cook until mostly dehydrated paste forms
  8. Add remaining spices, cook until fragrant and mixture becomes a deep, brown paste
  9. Add cream and simmer, add chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste
  10. Serve on Basmati rice or with Naan, garnish with cilantro
  11. Enjoy!
Nicholas Vincent-Hill

Nicholas Vincent-Hill

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