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Crispy Butter Chicken

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Hey there, fabulous foodies! today I’ve got a recipe that’s like a hug for your palate and a celebration for your senses. Are you ready to set sail on a gustatory adventure that’ll make your heart and stomach equally happy? Trust me, this is a recipe you don’t want to miss! It’s time to dish out the magic with my scrumptious Crispy Butter Chicken Symphony! 🎉

Imagine this: golden, crispy chicken bites swimming in a luscious, buttery, spice-infused sauce. This dish is an instant passport to India, where flavors don’t just talk, they sing! Ideal for a cozy family gathering or a lively dinner with friends, this deliciousness knows no bounds. Are you as excited as I am? Then let’s turn up the heat in the kitchen!

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes?
If you’ve been yawning through chicken casseroles and sighing over grilled chicken, then it’s time for an extraordinary culinary pivot!

Ever wonder what it’s like to cook a dish that combines both comfort and exotic flavors?
Well, today’s recipe is like cuddling up in your favorite blanket while experiencing the thrill of a rollercoaster—comforting yet exhilarating!

Want to know how to make crispy chicken that also absorbs flavors like a sponge? Oh, we’re going to do just that! Imagine a chicken so crispy yet so tender and juicy on the inside—it’s not a myth; it’s today’s recipe!

Looking for the ultimate dish to impress at your next dinner party or family gathering?
Short Answer: Look no further, because this dish isn’t just a crowd-pleaser, it’s a standing-ovation-earner!


  • For the Crispy Chicken:
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized morsels
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Season with salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Enough oil for frying
  • For the Luxurious Gravy:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • A dash of salt
  • A sprinkle of chopped cilantro for that final zing


  1. First things first, let’s get our chicken marinating in that creamy buttermilk. This isn’t just a dunk; it’s the secret to juicy, tender bites. Give your chicken a buttermilk bath for at least 30 minutes—the wait will be worth it!
  2. While your chicken is soaking in the buttermilk, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl. This is the spell that’ll turn your chicken into crispy nuggets of joy. Run your fingers through it; it should feel like coastal sand, just waiting to fry up to a golden perfection.
  3. Fill a deep pan with oil and let it heat on medium flame. You’re looking for hot oil but without smoke, the essential element in getting that irresistibly golden crust.
  4. Coat each buttermilk-soaked chicken piece with your flour mix. Make sure it’s completely covered before lowering it gently into the hot oil. Fry until it’s golden brown. Ahh, can you smell that? It’s the aroma of heavenly crispy chicken filling your kitchen!
  5. Melt butter in a separate pan over medium heat. Toss in those finely diced onions and cook until translucent. Follow up with minced garlic and ginger. Ah, the aroma, it’s like your kitchen has been transformed into an Indian spice market!
  6. Time to add the tomato sauce, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala. These spices are the musical notes in our butter chicken symphony. Simmer until the colors deepen into a hue that reminds you of an Indian sunset.
  7. Pour in the heavy cream and give it a good mix. Your gravy should now look like liquid gold, thick and sumptuous. Adjust the salt to bring out the flavors.
  8. Now, the grand moment—combine those crispy chicken pieces with your creamy, dreamy gravy. Add a dash of cilantro for an herbal kick.

Cooking tips:

  • For Crispy Chicken:
  • Marination Matters: Always marinate the chicken in buttermilk for at least 30 minutes to ensure it’s juicy and tender.
  • Oil Temp Check: Use a cooking thermometer to make sure your oil is hot but not smoking—around 350°F (175°C) is ideal.
  • No Overcrowding: Fry the chicken pieces in batches to maintain oil temperature and achieve uniform crispiness.
  • For Luxurious Gravy:
  • Butter Quality: Use high-quality, unsalted butter for a richer, fuller flavor.
  • Fresh Spices: Make sure your spices like cumin, turmeric, and garam masala are fresh for the most impactful flavor.
  • Onion Transparency: Cook the onions until they’re completely translucent for a smoother gravy texture.
  • General Tips:
  • Ingredient Prep: Have all your ingredients chopped, measured, and ready to go. A well-organized mise en place makes the cooking process smoother.
  • Taste as You Go: Always taste your gravy and adjust the salt and spices as needed before adding the chicken.
  • Garnish Last: Sprinkle the cilantro just before serving to keep its vibrant color and fresh taste.

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