Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken

Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken
Photo by Romulo Yanes


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

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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