Grilled Butter Chicken

Grilled Butter Chicken

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 1 chicken
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1273 Calories
100g Fat
10g Carbs
80g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1273
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 100g 128%
Saturated Fat 36g 182%
Cholesterol 457mg 152%
Sodium 1087mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 80g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 1085mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Butter chicken is a flavorful Indian spiced chicken dish. Now you can make it on the grill. Use a whole chicken cut up for best results. You may use melted butter or ghee, also known as clarified butter, which can be found in any Indian grocery store.


  • 1 3- to 4-pound (1.4- to 1.8-kilogram) chicken, quartered, skin removed

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) onion, pureed

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) plain yogurt

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) melted butter or ghee (clarified butter)

  • 4 to 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons (30 millilitersground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliterscoriander seed, ground

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 milliliters) salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Place skinless quartered chicken in a shallow glass dish.

  2. Combine all remaining ingredients, except butter or ghee, in a bowl.

  3. Pour mixture onto chicken. Cover dish and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours.

  4. Remove chicken from refrigerator and allow to stand for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, take half cup butter and melt in a saucepan; cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

  6. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  7. Place chicken on lightly oiled grill rack and cook for 35 to 45 minutes, turning chicken and basting with melted butter often.

  8. When chicken is fully cooked (or reaches an internal temperature of 165 F in multiple spots), remove from grill and serve with remaining melted butter on top.