Simple Indian Butter Chicken Recipe


Indian Butter Chicken is definitely a classic Indian favorite especially in Australia. So I thought I'd share a really simple recipe you can use at home! It is a lot cheaper than getting takeaway from Indian restaurants and this recipe could easily feed 6 people. Enjoy! :)

Ingredients

  • 700g chicken drumsticks (you may also use skinless, diced chicken breasts or chicken thighs)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (425ml) tomato sauce
  • 3 cups double cream
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori masala

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Melt a few tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook slowly until the onion caramelizes to a dark brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat along with the tomato sauce, heavy cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and garam masala. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then stir in caramelized onions.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, toss the chicken with vegetable oil until coated, then season with tandoori masala and spread out onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake chicken in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 12 minutes. Once done, add the chicken to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before serving. 
Serve with Saffron Rice and garnish with mint leaves.

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