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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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