Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken

Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken
Photo by Romulo Yanes


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