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Apr 24, 2013

Butter Chicken Roast

Anything cooked in butter is heaven, do you all agree to this. Then you will surely agree that this recipe is a heavenly dish. This is a simple recipe which calls for normal spices and stuff, but this roast gets its own flavour when it is cooked in a the most beautiful thing on earth, BUTTER..

You dont need to baby sit the chicken like you do normally. Just marinate the chicken with a bunch of spices and stuffs for few hours or ever the day before for best flavour. Then just 30 mins before your guest arrive 'start cooking'. So your house will be filled with a buttery spicy chicken aroma. 

For the first 20 mins cook the chicken covered on low heat so it will leach out lots of its own water, in which the chicken will get cooked. Then for the next 10 to 15 mins cook without the lid on high heat. So the chicken gets crispy, brown, roasted and totally yummy.I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Marinating Time : 4 hours
Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Serves - 3 to 4


Chicken - 1/2 kg with bone
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn 
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
Unsalted Butter - 3 tblspn
Curry leaves a han


Marinate chicken with all the other ingredients except curry leaves and butter for 4 hours or overnight.

Now in a kadai. Melt some butter.

When the butter is melted add in chicken and toss well with the butter.

Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook on medium flame for 20 mins till the chicken is cooked.

Now remove the lid, increase the heat to a high and brown the chicken till it is roasted and caramalized. It will take around 10 mins.

Now throw in a handful of  curry leaves and mix well with the chicken.

Serve this with rice or roti.

Take all your ingredients

Take chicken in a bowl

Add in ginger garlic paste

Add in salt and all spice powders

Squeeze in some lemon juice
Mix well

Marinate it for a while

Marinated chicken

Melt some butter

When it is all melted like this

Add in marinated chicken

Mix well with butter

Cover with a lid

The chicken will leach out lots of its water..

Keep on cooking covered for 20 mins

Now increase the heat and brown the meat

Add a good amount of curry leaves

Toss well with the chicken



  1. Delicious and lovely looking chicken preparation.

  2. Super super simple chicken recipe.....very easy to make simply superb yummyyyyyyyyyy....thanks for recipe.....

  3. this looks yummy. Love it Aarthi

  4. wow!! mouth watering!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. You're right - butter is divine, I could eat it by spoonfuls. I made this chicken today, but I left it over the fire too long and it burnt a little! I was busy with preparing masala bhaat to go with it, and I didn't pay attention to the chicken. It seems like a good recipe, so I'll definitely try again, but please, please, everybody, if you want to try this, watch the chicken and don't let it burn.

  6. Sooper recipe & loved d way u enacted it !!!

  7. Hi..can we use salted butter also

  8. Tried this recipe today. Came out really well. Thanks for sharing.
    Did a few improvisation though. ...instead of chill powder used red chill paste and freshly roasted and grounded cumin and coriander. ..the result was awesome.

  9. Can we follow the same recipe for boneless chicken?


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