This is the Buttered Chicken that we’re all used to and is different from the Indian Butter Chicken I made more than a week ago. This is actually Buttered Fried Chicken, one of the easiest viands to prepare that’s a certified hit with Ykaie and her cousins. It’s more of a variant of the traditional fried chicken. The only difference is that you coat it in golden butter sauce. It’s one of the recipes you can make if you’re tired of the usual fried chicken but is looking for something the kids will love.
If you eat it just after cooking, you’ll end up with still-crispy skin that is exploding with the flavors of garlic and butter plus hints of calamansi. And if you find the meat lacking in flavor, you can use it to mop the sauce that has dripped on one side of the plate.
What I do is I set aside extra butter sauce in a small bowl for dipping… and believe me, they would also love this as much as they love gravy.
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This plate of Buttered Chicken did not last long specially with a plate of steaming hot rice.Print
- 3 quarter chicken legs, cut into 3 parts each
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 egg, beaten
- oil for frying
- Garlic Butter Sauce:
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 stick butter, I used Anchor
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp calamansi juice
- Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Put them in a strainer to drain.
- Put chicken in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure every part gets seasoned.
- Then, add the cornstarch and egg. Mix well until the chicken pieces are all coated.
- Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and skin is crispy. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter in a very low fire.
- Then add garlic, saute for a few minutes until butter is infused with flavors of garlic but don’t let the garlic turn brown.
- Add the sugar and calamansi juice, mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved.
- Put the chicken pieces one by one in the saucepan, coat it with the garlic butter sauce.
- Serve with extra sauce on the side and steaming rice.
I remember eating my first buttered chicken, sa dampa! It was really sweet!! parang pangpandesal na ang sauce haha!!
Ganito nga yung sa Dampa! Medyo sweet butter ang sauce…the kids love it.
Oooh Peachy! This buttered chicken looks soooo good! I’ve never tried it this way before and I’m going to make it soon. Sounds delicious!
It’s delicious! I think your kids will love this.
Looks so delicious and easy recipe. What is calamansi juice? Have a super weekend. BAM
Calamansi are the local lemons here in the Philippines, Bam. You can use lemons for this recipe.
In my take on the world, everything is better with butter. I clicked on it assuming it would be a variety of Indian butter chicken, which you posted it wasn’t it. It’s a decadent way to fix chicken, but boy howdy does it look finger lickin’ good. Where are the napkins?
You are so right carol! You’ll be needing a lot of napkins when you eat this!
Simple pero mukhang masarap, I will try this
Thanks Raymund! Gusto ng mga kids yang recipe na yan 🙂
Ultimately buttery sarap
I’ve never had buttered chicken like this. Man have I been missing something good!!!! I would love a piece of it right now. Thanks for sharing this Peachy. I’ve got to try this!
I definitely think you should give this a try one of these days! It’s super yummy!
This chicken dish looks delicious…like the butter sauce with calamansi…
Thanks for the recipe Peachy…hope you are enjoying your week 😀
Ooh, this is totally new to me, but I would love to try it out! I am always on the lookout for new chicken recipes. This looks so good!
I do hope you give this a try!
I have always loooove buttered chicken – I have to share this recipe so we can have it agaiN!
Cheers! I do hope you try cooking this at home. It’s very easy.
YUM Peachy! I really wish I can cook as good as you do! My kids love buttered chicken from a local resto we frequent, thanks to this recipe I can attempt to make it for them. 😛
I hope you like my recipe Ane!
I’m actually more excited to see how Lucas will like this, he loves butter and fried chicken, imagine how happy he’ll be if I cook this! Perhaps after this holy week I can prepare this especially for my little man. 😀 I’ll let you know how it goes. 😀
I’ve printed this out – thank you!
One of my favorite dishes to cook! But I make sure to use breast fillet and low fat butter so that I’m sure my family can still eat a healthy dish
That’s a great idea!
Hmmm. The kids will truly enjoy this kind of dish. The sweetness of it will definitely entice you to be out of your diet. Gonna prepare this to my nephew and niece. Thanks!
I hope your nephew and niece will like it.
Great recipe! Buttered chicken is one of my favorite chicken variants. What sauce is best to pair it with?
It’s saucy enough, you won’t need sauce anymore..
This looks so delicious Sis 🙂 I save your recipe. Thank you for sharing. I will make this on Monday 🙂
I hope you like it Jessica!
That buttered chicken looks yummy!!
It looks so yummy!!! Will definitely copy your recipe so my kids can try it too..
Hope your kids will like my recipe. Thanks Leira!
Thanks for sharing us this wonderful and yummy recipe!
You’re welcome 🙂
Your recipe of buttered chicken looks really tasty and it makes me crave for it.
Thank you so much for this! I’ve been looking for this easy recipe for a butter chicken.
Bookmarked your site. Such an interesting blog. 🙂
Hmm this looks delicious i will try this one the next time i cook a fried chicken , thanks
Someone brought buttered chicken over but I didn’t get a hint of calamansi in it. Maybe that’s what it lacked from the flavor. Will try this one. Thanks.
I hope you like it May!
Hi Ms. Peachy! I’ll try this tomorrow and I’ll get back to you for the result. 🙂
Hope you like it! Kindly tag me on instagram or facebook if you’re gonna share your photo. 🙂
Definitely! Any chicken dishes kids will surely love.. Lalo na pag turo mo ang recipes!
Labyah .. ??
Soooo easy to make and sobrang bet na bet to lalo na ni Hubby ? For sure ikikiss ka nun pag pinagluto mo sia nito. Mukhang cimplicated pero madali lang ?
halaaaa gawin mo na! ipagluto mo na si hubby..
wow sarap nmn nian salamt dito mommy try ko dn minsan to
sana magustuhan mo ha
my gosh…iba ka talaga momsh, the best ka talaga magtayo kaya ako ng carinderia gamit ko recipe mo .. ?? sarap araw araw ako natatakam..hehe ?
hahaha. thank you.
Favorite namin ng hubby ko ang buttered chicken.. Subrang sarap.. At malasa pa.
Hindi kopa ito natitikman momsh? Looks yummy! I must try? Panigurado gusto ito ng anak ko!
Ssd sarap nito gayahin na naman ang luto ni mommy peachy hehe
Very yummy tlaga. Favorites tlaga nang mga kids kahit matatanda. Thank you for sharing your recipes mamsh.. This is the best.
Wow sa sarap po. Thanks for this recipe po. May bago na nman po akong matutunan sa pag lluto po. Magugustuhan po ng anak ko po ito po.
Masarap naman talaga kapag may butter. Magugustuhan ito ng buong pamilya.
I love to try this..My kids like chicken.