Grilled Butter Chicken

Grilled Butter Chicken
Grilled Butter Chicken. Rajesh Gupta/Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 3 to 4 pound (1.4 to 1/8 kg) quartered chicken, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) onion, pureed
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) melted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) coriander seed, ground
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) salt

How 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 8-12 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from refrigerator and allow to stand for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, take half cup butter and melt in a saucepan; cook for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  1. Place chicken on lightly oiled grill rack and cook for 35-45 minutes, turning chicken and basting with melted butter often.
  2. When chicken is fully cooked (or reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees in multiple spots), remove from grill and serve with remaining melted butter on top.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1349
Total Fat 85 g
Saturated Fat 32 g
Unsaturated Fat 31 g
Cholesterol 444 mg
Sodium 1,300 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 124 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)