How do we make Butter Chicken?
The juicy and tender, flavor-infused chicken starts with a natural yogurt marinade made from scratch: plain yogurt, fresh garlic and ginger, and easy to find spices.
We can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts. We prefer dark meat.
First, we mix yogurt marinade together.
We marinate the chicken overnight (This is because the longer it marinates, the more tender the chicken will be.)
Then we sear the chicken in a skillet or pan. Keep those charred bits on the pan to make the sauce. Browned bits = flavor.
Finally, make our curry sauce in the same skillet.
What spices go in butter chicken?
Easy to find spices:
These are all we use to make a great sauce:
- Garam masala
- Red Chili Powder and
What is butter chicken sauce made of?
It’s all about that sauce when it comes to authentic butter chicken.
We add an onion, a can of crushed tomatoes, garlic and ginger, and some added spices to continue those beautiful flavors in the sauce.
The trick to making a great sauce is to let the tomatoes cook off for a long time until they are almost dry on the pan. Additionally, we add in a couple of tablespoons of water if it dries too early.
After that, we blend until smooth and add in the cream (heavy whipping cream or thickened cream). We use evaporated milk.
To make the sauce richer, we add a couple of tablespoons of butter (or ghee) right at the end, letting it melt though the sauce before serving.
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