A delightful blend of textures and flavours! The sour dill pickles compliment and balance the richness of the comforting butter chicken.


In a medium bowl, combine chicken, yogurt, curry powder, garam masala, salt, garlic powder, coriander and cumin.  Let marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion for 1 minute. Add chicken mixture and cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in crushed tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes.

Place naan bread on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Divide butter chicken evenly among naan slices; sprinkle with feta cheese and pickles. Make a well in the centre of each naan and crack one egg into each well. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until egg whites are cooked and yolks are still runny. Drizzle with yogurt and garnish with cilantro, mint and pepper to serve.

Tip: You can use ½ cup store-bought butter chicken sauce per flatbread to speed up meal prep.


Is chicken makhani the same as butter chicken?

Butter chicken and chicken makhani are not the same, despite similarities. Butter chicken is made with boneless chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked in a tomato-based sauce with butter and cream. Chicken makhani is a variation of butter chicken that is made with bone-in chicken and spices that vary depending on the recipe.

What's the difference between butter chicken and tikka masala?

Although very similar, the kind of sauce used and the degree of heat are the key differences between chicken tikka masala and butter chicken. Butter chicken has a creamy tomato-based sauce with a milder flavour, while chicken tikka masala is made with a spicier sauce. Both dishes are delicious and worth trying if you enjoy Indian cuisine!

Why is it called butter chicken if there's no butter?

Traditionally, butter chicken does contain some butter in its recipe, although the name may be a bit misleading. It’s not possible to know exactly where the name came from, but it’s not disputable that the cream in the dish adds a rich and buttery taste.

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