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Indian Buttered Chicken with Yogurt Flatbread

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Murgh Makhani, better known as Buttered Chicken, is thought to have been developed around 1950 in India. The chicken is seasoned with garam masala, a warm Indian spice, and cooked in butter, duh. A gravy of tomato sauce and coconut milk coat the chicken and offer a rich, addicting bite. The mind-blowing flavor party happening in this dish might even win over those who previously vetoed Indian food. Lure them in with the scratch flatbread and they won’t be able to resist dipping it in the alluring buttered chicken sauce. Indian for the win!


  • 2 chicken breasts (or thighs or meat or seafood or tofu)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (whatever you have leftover)
  • 1/2 cup whole fat coconut milk (not light)
  • 10 sprigs cilantro (stems & leaves)
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
  • olive oil (staples)
  • lime
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    1. Place both a large pan and a medium grill pan over medium heat.
    2. Add your butter to the large pan to melt. On a plastic cutting board, cut the chicken breasts first into strips, then into chunks.
    3. Season your chicken with garam masala, salt, and pepper. Next, grab your red onion and dice it up. Your butter should be melted by now, pour off about 2 tablespoons into a small bowl and reserve for later. Return the pan to the stove. Add the seasoned chicken chunks to your pan with the butter. Add about 3/4s of your diced onion to the chicken.
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    Calories600Calories from Fat320
    Total Fat36g55%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat320
    Total Carbohydrate42g14%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ken Stedman 9 months ago
    It turned out great, even the two people that have never eaten Indian food liked it. I didnt make the Naan so cant comment on that, but next time I definitely will. This recipe has been voted onto the dinner rotation which is huge in a house with two picky eaters. The base recipe is great for beginners but also is great base to do some flavor exploring. Quick, easy and not technical at all.
    Raoul Dyssell a year ago
    Perfect. I added a tablespoon of tomato paste to thicken the sauce. Thank you! Didn’t take me 15 min, but it took me under 30min, which is probably the fastest I’ve ever cooked an Indian dish.
    Marc Hoes a year ago
    nice nice is nice nice
    Moriah Sitzman a year ago
    Amazing. So creamy and delicious. Even my 9mo old loved it!
    very good, i need to learn the secret to making the bread better though...
    Lisa 2 years ago
    Love this make again
    Stru 2 years ago
    Very good, would probably substitute the coconut milk for cream or evaporated milk next time.
    Arvesu 2 years ago
    This turned out delicious! At first I received a lot of backlash for making this dish because 3 out of the 5 family members “hate” Indian food. Well Drum roll please.... because they loved it! Thank you for this wonderful recipe as I will be making it again.
    moose 2 years ago
    liked it a lot, definitely will make again
    Anthony R 2 years ago
    Overall the flavor of this meal are amazing! The smell alone while cooking it will make you want to cook it again. becareful on the flatbread because its 0-cooked rather quickly, but goes so dang well with the Buttered Chicken.
    Dana I. 2 years ago
    Very easy and very good I will be making this again
    Ji Han 2 years ago
    Sooo good and easy to make thank you!
    Bassam Essam 2 years ago
    perfect recipe easy fast tasty
    Ivan Kesseler 2 years ago
    Enjoyed it big time! Very flavorful.
    Navarro Garcia 2 years ago
    Delish & easy to make.