The Best Butter Chicken in Toronto
The best butter chicken in Toronto is decadent, comforting and addictive. Best had with basmati rice or tandoori'd breads, this dish has become a celebrated staple on menus at Indian restaurants and take-out counters across town.
Initially invented and popularized in Delhi, the dish repurposes tandoori chicken and enriches what were traditionally leftovers with rich ingredients like clarified butter and cream. Recipes tend to differ greatly citywide, though there are examples of sweet, nutty and spicy variations represented on this list.
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Settle in at this contemporary Indian dining room on St. Clair that features an ambitious wine list. Here the butter chicken ($17.90) sees morsels of white meat swimming in a tomato-infused butter sauce. Allow the server to suggest surprising wine pairings. More »
This fast, fresh take-out joint in The Junction will packs up its butter chicken ($16.45) for optimal at-home enjoyment. Here, the renowned favourite starts as tandoor-fired chicken tikka before being finished in a rich cream sauce. More »
Butter chicken ($15) is a signature dish at this Indian restaurant and wine bar on Bayview. Done in a North Indian style, moist chunks of baked chicken are finished with fenugreek, butter and light cream. More »
The butter chicken ($14) is a standout on the menu at this Koreatown spot. It starts as tandoori chicken, chopped then sauteed with a custom spice blend and creamy cashew-laced tomato sauce that's finished with a splash of whipping cream. More »
Order murgh makhni ($15) in the mother tongue at this popular Yorkville restaurant and get ready to devour tender chunks of chicken tikka cooked in a creamy, aromatic tomato sauce. More »
Two locations earn high praise for velvety butter chicken ($12) offered at varying degrees of spiciness. Mop up every last ounce of the rich tomato-based sauce with accompanying orders of steaming naan served straight from the clay oven. More »
On Gerrard East in the heart of Little India, this popular Pakistani curry house offers a deep burnt orange curry ($12.25) loaded with bite size nuggets of boneless chicken breast and served with butter floating at its edges. More »
The butter chicken ($12.75) at this charming Indian restaurant in The Beach is one of the menu's most popular dishes. On the sweeter side, smoked breast meat is finished with rich a tomato cream that's enriched by butter and honey. More »
The butter chicken at this Parkdale spot is available with rice or as a self-contained roti ($12) oozing with a saucy curried chicken centre. Take note that portions are enormous and levels of spiciness should be explored cautiously. Further east on Queen? You can order the same dish at sister-spot Gandhi. More »