Butter Chicken is a flavorful Indian spiced chicken dish. Now you can make it on the grill. Use a whole chicken cut up for best results. You may use melted butter or ghee, also known as clarified butter, which can be found in any Indian grocery store.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 3 to 4 pound quartered chicken, skin removed
- 1/2 cup onion, pureed
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup melted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
- 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon coriander seed, ground
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Place skinless quartered chicken in a shallow glass dish. Combine all remaining ingredients, except butter or ghee, in a bowl. Pour mixture onto chicken. Cover dish and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 8-12 hours. Remove chicken from refrigerator and allow to stand for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, take half cup butter and melt in a saucepan; cook for 3-5 minutes. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place chicken on lightly oiled grill rack and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning chicken and basting with melted butter often. When chicken is fully cooked, remove from grill and serve with remaining melted butter on top.