Cravings | Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
  • SERVES: 6 to 8
  • PREP: 4 hours 20 minutes (includes marinating time)
  • TOTAL TIME: 4 hours 45 minutes

This Indian takeout classic is so tender, it's like buttah.

  • 1

    lime

  • 1

    cup full-fat Greek yogurt

  • 5

    cloves garlic, minced

  • ½

    teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2

    pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 large halves), cut into 1½-inch pieces

  • ½

    cup ghee (clarified butter*), or 4 tablespoons each unsalted butter and canola oil

  • 2

    teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1

    medium onion, diced

  • 2

    tablespoons freshly grated ginger

  • tablespoons garam masala

  • teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • cups heavy cream

  • 1

    cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

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