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Indian Butter Chicken Thighs

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These Indian butter chicken thighs are flavorful and juicy. The combination of masala, cayenne, garlic, and tomato sauce brings together a delicious chicken dinner everyone will love.

Indian Butter Chicken Thighs

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Why you’ll love these Indian Chicken Thighs

  • The seasoned chicken is flavorful.
  • You’ll love the Indian inspired sauce the chicken is cooked in.
  • Chicken thighs are inexpensive. We also use them in this lemon rosemary chicken recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

Indian Chicken Thighs

Chicken Thighs

Butter

Onion & Garlic

Tomato Sauce

Tandoori masala & Garam masala

Cayenne pepper

Butter

How to make this Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

Heat the butter, onion, and garlic in a large skillet.

Simmer the tomato sauce, cream, salt, and masala.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer. Combine the onion and garlic mixture with the sauce.

Coat the chicken and bake according to the instructions below.

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Indian Butter Chicken Thighs

Indian Butter Chicken Thighs

These Indian butter chicken thighs are flavorful and juicy. The combination of masala, cayenne, garlic, and tomato sauce brings together a delicious chicken dinner everyone will love.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Butter, divided
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 15 ounce Can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups Heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Tandoori masala

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Add the onion and garlic, and cook slowly until the onion caramelizes to a dark brown, about 15 minutes.
  • In a medium sized saucepan add the cream, tomato sauce, remaining butter, salt, cayenne pepper, and garam masala, whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer stirring occasionally.
  • Add the caramelized onions and minced garlic. Stir.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to reach room temperature.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large sealable bag add your chicken thighs and masala spice.
  • Shake your rub to evenly coat the chicken.
  • Add ½ of the sauce to the chicken and toss or rub to evenly coat.
  • Place the chicken thighs on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and coat the chicken with ¼ of the remaining sauce. Place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and coat with the remaining sauce.
  • Turn your oven to broil medium to high, place the chicken back in the oven for 5-6 minutes until crispy.
Indian Butter Chicken Thighs

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