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Jul 31, 2011 08:14 AM

Butter Chicken - Recipe?

I thought for sure this would have been discussed to death, but I couldn't seem to find any discussions on a good recipe for Butter Chicken. I have tried most recipes I could find online and nothing seems to come even close to restaurant quality. If anyone can share their recipe I would really appreciate it.

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  1. You'll see many apt links in the Chow site frame below, and then I'll add this one:

    But you might get optimal feedback if you say a bit about the features you associate with restaurant quality.

    My own journey toward making this as well or better than my local restaurant suggests two factors:

    1. A generous amount of butter/ghee and also cream are involved, and
    2. It really helps to use day-old grilled or roasted tandoori chicken, rather than trying to cook raw chicken in the sauce. I prefer thigh meat for juiciness, but many favor breast meat for the low-fat part.

    Some other factors are standard practice: work with fresh spices, ensure that your onion and aromatics are well cooked before beginning the sauce, and give the sauce a good blast in the blender to help the cream and butter exhibit the silky texture your have in restaurants. Yum!

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    1. re: Bada Bing

      Thank you very much. I will be sure to report back on the outcome.