How Much Butter Chicken per Person For A Crowd
Butter chicken is deliciously served over white basmati or brown rice. We love this because it’s quick and easy to prepare, plus it is great for entertaining guests.
What Is Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken is an Indian dish made with chicken cooked in yogurt sauce and served hot. It is usually eaten with rice or roti (Indian flatbread).
Butter chicken is very popular across India, and its popularity has spread to many parts of the world, including the USA, the UK, and Canada.
You can also make Butter chicken in an Instant Pot.
Butter Chicken For One
How much is a single serving of Butter Chicken
A single serving of butter chicken for one person is 9 oz. This service includes around 4-5 oz of chicken, 2 oz of rice, and 2 oz of sauce.
Butter Chicken for a Crowd
Serve with red chili powder or hot sauce if desired. This dish is great for entertaining guests, but it’s also easy enough to prepare ahead and freeze.
How Much Butter Chicken For 10 People
For 10 People, you will need 9 oz of butter chicken per person and a total serving of 90 oz or 5.6 lbs.
Ingredients For Butter Chicken For 10 People
Chicken Breast 3.2 lbs
Greek Yogurt 5 cups
Turmeric, lemon juice, and ground cumin – 2.5 teaspoons each
Diced Onions 5 cups
Minced Garlic 10 cloves
Cumin, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper- all 2.5 teaspoons
Cream 5 Cups
Serve with Rice – 10 cups
How Much Butter Chicken For 20 People
For 20 People you will need 11 lbs.
Ingredients For Butter Chicken For 20 People
Chicken Breast 6.4 lbs
Greek Yogurt 10 cups
Turmeric, lemon juice, and ground cumin – 5 teaspoons each
Diced Onions 10 cups
Minced Garlic 20 cloves
Cumin, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper- all 5 teaspoons
Cream 10 Cups
Serve with Rice – 20 cups
How Much Butter Chicken For 50 People
For 20 People you will need 27.5 lbs.
Pro Tips For Making Butter Chicken for a Crowd
– Marinating helps keep meat juicy while cooking
– Yogurt tenderizes the chicken
– Onion makes the flavor richer
Can You Make Butter Chicken in Advance
Yes, you can make butter chicken ahead of time. You can easily store the marinade for 24 hours, in fact, it will improve the overall flavor.
Any longer than 36 hours you should freeze the butter chicken mix.
Butter Chicken Recipe for One Person
While it is not often that you will make it for just one, it is helpful to have this base recipe. As we give you quantities for more people we will scale the recipe. The instructions or method are of course the same.
For the Butter Chicken Sauce for One Person
Ingredients For Butter Chicken For One Person
Chicken Breast – (Skinoff, Boneless) 5 oz diced into chunky size of around 1 inch.
Also marinate the chicken in oil, Greek yogurt ( 1/2 cup) plus turmeric, lemon juice, and ground cumin – 1/4 teaspoon each
Butter 1 tablespoon
Diced Onions 1/2 cup
Minced Garlic 1 clove
Cumin, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper- all 1/4 teaspoon
Cream 1/2 Cup
Serve with Rice – about 1 cup.
Instructions To Make Butter For One Person
- Prepare the marinade
In a mixing bowl, combine the marinade ingredients by mixing the lemon juice and the greek yogurt first. followed by turmeric, turmeric, and cumin. Use a wooden spoon word in the chicken until all of the one-inch chunks are coated. Cover with cling wrap and chill for 60 minutes, covered.
- Prepare the butter chicken Sauce
In a medium pan or skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook for 2 – 4 minutes, stirring regularly, after adding the diced onions to the pan.
- Cook for 2 minutes more after adding the garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and salt.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer the tomato sauce.
- Also brown or sear the chicken with butter in another pan for about 5-8 minutes until it looks nicely golden.
- Combine the chicken with the sauce in the pan. Cook for another 5-10 minutes. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes after adding the cream or yoghurt
Serve over rice.
Why Is Butter Chicken Called Butter Chicken
Butter chicken, also known as murgh makhani, is an Indian dish that combines a tomato and butter sauce with chicken. Its sauce is well-known for its creamy buttery taste and creamy texture. Hence the name “Butter Chicken”
What Kind of Rice Goes with Butter Chicken
The kind of rice that goes best with butter chicken is basmati. This is because its long grain white color allows for maximum absorption of buttery spices. You can also Basmati, Jasmine, Kutchi, Pulao, etc.
Can I Use Milk Instead of Cream in Butter Chicken When Cooking It For A Crowd
We love butter chicken for its delicious taste and easy preparation. But when we make it for a crowd, we often find ourselves running out of cream. So how do we replace the cream without sacrificing flavour?
The answer is simple – milk instead of cream. Because milk contains fewer calories than cream, we can reduce our portion size while maintaining the same amount of flavour.
In fact, adding 1/2 cup of low-fat milk to the recipe cuts the fat content by more a reasonable amount.
This means that we can serve the dish with minimal adjustments. In addition, because milk doesn’t curdle, we won’t worry about curdled sauces ruining our presentation.
We’ve tested this substitution method on a variety of recipes, including chicken curry and tomato soup, and found that it works well.
How to Make Butter Chicken a Little Lighter when Cooking for A Crowd
This recipe uses full-fat yogurt, so use fat-free or lite yogurt. You can replace the butter in the original recipe with olive oil. You can add any vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc., to bulk up the dish as well.
Lastly, a little cornflower and water can thicken it, reducing the need for full cream or butter.