Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken

Grilled Indian-Spiced Butter Chicken
Photo by Romulo Yanes


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