Creamy Butter chicken

Serve this rich creamy curry with rice and a selection of side dishes for an Indian feast
Creamy Butter chicken
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hours marinating
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 kg chicken thighs, boned and skinned
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 300 g natural yogurt
  • 100 g butter, softened
  • a good splash of cream
  • a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 50 g mild cheddar cheese
  • a pinch of sea salt, we recommend Maldon sea salt


1. Mix the chicken with the lemon juice and then spread out on a roasting tray and set aside.

2. Put all the other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Tip over the chicken and mix thoroughly. Cover with a sheet of tin foil and marinate in the fridge for up to 2 hours (any longer and the salt and lemon juice will toughen the chicken).

3. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4 and bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for a further 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Scatter with the coriander and serve with rice or naan.

Recipe from Maldon sea salt.

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