Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken

Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup thick plain yogurt, such as Greek yogurt or lebneh, or regular yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 cup onion
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 3- to 3 1/2-lb chicken, quartered, then backbone and as much skin as possible discarded
    • 3 tablespoons garlic
    • 1 small green fresh Thai or serrano chile
    • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger

Purée onion, garlic, ginger, salt, chile, and vinegar to a smooth paste in a food processor. Transfer to a large wide bowl and whisk in yogurt, coriander, oil, turmeric, and cayenne. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat thickly. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate, chilled, at least 16 hours. Let...

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