Free Recipe Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

Recipe Type: Free Poultry Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) Recipe

1/4 pt Yogurt, plain
1 ts Ginger, crushed
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Red food coloring
3 lb Chicken, skinless; cut in
2 oz Butter
1 Cinnamon stick — 1 inch
6 Cloves
6 Green cardamoms
1 Bay leaf
1/4 pt Sour cream
1/4 ts Saffron; crushed
1/4 pt Cream
Salt; to taste
2 ts Almonds, ground
1/4 ts Cornstarch
1 tb ;Water

Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) Preparation

Mix yogurt, ginger, salt and red coloring and rub into chicken. Let it marinate overnight. Place in an ovenproof dish and brush with oil. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Save the liquid, if any. In a saucepan, melt butter and fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and bayleaf for 1 minute. Add sour cream and chicken liquid. Add crushed saffron, and cream. Cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes. Add chicken pieces and adjust seasoning. Add ground almonds. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the chicken. Let it thicken. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with nan. Serving Ideas: Nan makes a pleasant accompaniment to this dish. Indian Cooking by Lalita Ahmed, 1984 From Gemini’s MASSIVE MealMaster collection at

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