By JustJanS on March 14, 2002
Photo by Karen Elizabeth
Photo by Karen Elizabeth
"I got this off the internet a few years ago. It is now my youngest son(a chef in Melbourne)'s requested dish when he's at home. So I guess to him it's major comfort food!"
Serving Size: 1 (274 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"We loved this chicken. The flavors all together were beautiful, but not too rich. I liked the yogurt instead of sour cream. It was very easy to put together, and it made a lovely meal. I will be using this one again."
"DH and I both enjoyed this very much. I used thighs and legs, removed the skin and bone and let the chicken simmer in the sauce for 45 minutes. The chicken was tender, and the sauce was superb. I served this with oven roasted potatoes. Will definitly keep this one habdy! Thanks a bunch Jan!"
"This was such a nice dish to make and easy too I,ll be making this again.It had a creamy taste with out being too rich.I served it with some basmatic rice flavoured with Mint and lemon and a salad of baby tomatoes and pineapple."
"Jan this dish is also called MAKHANI MURG in India and is very popular with Indian rotis (breads)..you can also try a different version with walnuts instead of almonds...I tried both and the results very yum...! Do you like Indian cuisine ?"
"My wife and I both liked this very much. I think next time I might add a couple green chilies. Also, I will remember to temper the yogurt next time as it curdled when I added it to the hot dish. definitely worth another try."
"The flavors in this dish are fab. The almonds - the ginger - the coriander - the butter. yummi :) all go together very very well.
I used cayenne pepper instead of regular chili powder and I used whole cinnamon instead of ground. otherwise I stuck to the recipe.
Try to serve a spicy cucumber salad with it and some good Naan bread.
Very delicious dish and very easy to cook.
"Awesome Butter Chicken! and so easy too. Thanks for posting."
"This was sublime! So fantastic, it warrants my first-ever review after many years on this site! My substitutions were minor, out of necessity: boneless chicken thighs, coconut milk instead of yogurt, prepared in the crock pot. I went heavy on the spices as well. Just terrific... it'll definitely be in short rotation. Thanks for sharing!"
"We love this! I have made it at least four times now and it is soo good. Once I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I use 1 tsp ground ginger and a 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes. I find that using the thighs is a lot of work, but I much prefer them to using chicken breasts (have done both). I have also varied the amount of red chili powder (cayenne). I use 1/2 tsp for mild (me & children) and 1 tsp for fairly spicy (DH's fave). It smells AMAZING cooking and it makes you feel like a gourmet chef (especially if you so aren't--like me :)"
"Thank you Jan for a very tasty and easy recipe. It was only mildly spicy and full of flavour. I found the chicken a little chewy so I shall cook it a little longer next time. A keeper for me, well worth making again. Thank you :)"
"We enjoyed this easily prepared curry, mild but fresh, a good texture with a nice amount of sauce. You could definitely spice this up, I am generally careful not to spice things overly as my husband cannot tolerate 'hot ' food, and this was really nice as was. I did serve it with a delicately spiced rice as well, Dienias recipe#465392, and although I will generally use a plain steamed rice for any kind of curry, these went well together. This recipe was made for Think Pink October 2011"
"This was a great recipe, first time i made butter chicken. i did double the butter though but that was all.."
"DS wanted me to make butter chicken for dinner, as I am not a fan of anything spicy, I asked DD to make this for the family as I was working. I bought all the ingredients and handed her this recipe, and thanks to the recipe she did a brilliant job. She made as written and served it with Indian Rice and the family really loved it. Comments from everyone! I did try it when I got home later that night, I did enjoy it although I still did find it a little spicy for my taste....... but I knew that it probably would be. So this will have to be made again by DD on another night when I am working, as everyone wants it again!!!!
Thanks Jan a great recipe loved by all."
"Yum! Full of flavour and great along with a bit of rice I steamed in a bamboo steamer. I'd never actually eaten butter chicken before but really enjoyed it, and Maxine who picked the recipe said she preferred it to a local Indian restaurant where it's her favourite. Until I looked at the recipe I was almost turned off by the name but the moderate amount of butter and the use of yoghurt makes for a very nice combination without being overly rich."
"Served this with long grain rice. You can really taste the butter. Nice dish."
"This was so good and surprisingly simple to make. I have always been worried that I can't make an acceptable curry dish from scratch, but this was delicious. We didn't add the almonds because we didn't have any, and I added a little more butter to give it a richer flavor . Other than those two changes, we left the recipe alone (for once). The longest part of the recipe was slicing the onions into thin bits, but I'm not even sure if that was needed."
"We really enjoyed this. I made it on a cold rainy night and it was perfect. Neither of us had ever had butter chicken before so we are going to be making this again and trying our own touches on it."
"I had Butter Chicken in a restaurant and have been salivating for more ever since. Just made this today, and it tasted exactly the same. Delicious!"
"I was very disappointed, aftering reading everyone's review, I thought it would come out amazing, but instead it was very bland, tasted like nothing. We saved it with 250ml cream, 1tb curry powder, 1tb brown sugar, 1/4 ts salt, 1tb chicken stock powder, 1ts extra chili powder and sprinkled with parsley. Mother was extremely pleased with how it had turned out, so will definitely be making it again, and with the extra things I've added, too. Overall this is a good base recipe, just missing quite a few ingredients, thanks for that!"
"This was amazing, I made dinner for the entire family tonight and there was NOTHING left!!! We made some rice and got some great naan from Presidents Choice and WOW! I'll make that again very soon!It was really easy to make, I used diced tomatoes instead of whole ones, garlic powder and ground ginger instead of fresh stuff just cause I didn't have any on hand...still amazing!"