Try this delicious modern day twist on a classic recipe for roast butter chicken.


  • 25g unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste

  • 3 tsp garam masala

  • 1.8kg whole chicken

  • 200ml coconut cream

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 400g can tomato puree or chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock

  • Coriander

  • Lime wedges

  • Steamed basmati rice


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 200 Fan forced (220 conventional).

  • 2.

    Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Tie the chicken legs together using kitchen string.

  • 3.

    Place the butter in a bowl with 1 tbs tandoori paste. Season with 2 tsp salt flakes and rub over the chicken.

  • 4.

    Place in a roasting dish and roast for 25 minutes until slightly golden.

  • 5.

    Combine tandoori paste, garlic, stock, garam masala, ginger, tomato puree, coconut cream.

  • 6.

    Add to the roasting pan, reduce oven heat to 180 fan forced (200 conventional) then roast for a further 25-30 minutes or until the juices of the chicken run clear when the thickest part of a thigh is pierced.

  • 7.

    Remove from oven and rest for 15 minutes.

  • 8.

    Squeeze over the juice from remaining lemon, top with coriander and serve with rice.

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