Grilled Chicken Breast with Makhani Sauce recipe

Grilled Chicken Breast with Makhani Sauce

by Shahir Nazib Rakib (@shahirnazib001)
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
1hr 10min

A delicious and flavorful dish featuring grilled chicken breasts served with a rich and creamy Makhani sauce.


2 Servings
(1 serving = 1 chicken breast with sauce)

For the Grilled Chicken

  • 2piece
    chicken breasts
  • 2tbsp
  • 1tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1tbsp
    ginger-garlic paste
  • 1tsp
    red chili powder
  • 1tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1tsp
    garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tbsp

For the Makhani Sauce

  • 2tbsp
  • 1piece
    large onion, finely chopped
  • 2tsp
    ginger-garlic paste
  • 3piece
    large tomatoes, pureed
  • 1tsp
    red chili powder
  • 1tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1tsp
    garam masala
  • 1/2tsp
    turmeric powder
  • 1/2cup
    heavy cream
  • 1tbsp
    honey or sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

For Serving

  • Flatbread (naan, chapati, or similar)
  • Onion rings
  • Fresh cilantro

How to make Grilled Chicken Breast with Makhani Sauce

Grilled Chicken

  1. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt, and oil. Add the chicken breasts and coat them well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, preferably a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until they are fully cooked and have nice grill marks. Remove from heat and set aside.

Makhani Sauce

  1. In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another minute until the raw smell disappears.

  3. Add the red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and turmeric powder. Stir well, then add the tomato puree. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oil separates from the tomato mixture.

  4. Lower the heat and add the cream, honey or sugar, and salt. Stir well and let it simmer for another 5-7 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if needed.

Assemble the Dish

  1. Spread a generous amount of makhani sauce on each plate.

  2. Place the grilled chicken breast on top of the sauce.

  3. Garnish with a ring of raw onion and fresh cilantro leaves.

  4. Serve with pieces of flatbread on the side.

Tips & Tricks

  1. For a richer flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.

  2. Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.

  3. Use fresh tomatoes for the puree for a more authentic taste.


Recipe by

Shahir Nazib Rakib


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