Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 505.4
  • Total Fat 22.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol 171.5 mg
  • Sodium 484.4 mg
  • Potassium 1,032.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
  • Sugars 4.8 g
  • Protein 59.7 g
  • Vitamin A 23.0 %
  • Vitamin B-12 18.2 %
  • Vitamin B-6 76.7 %
  • Vitamin C 29.7 %
  • Vitamin D 1.5 %
  • Vitamin E 22.1 %
  • Calcium 16.1 %
  • Copper 20.3 %
  • Folate 6.9 %
  • Iron 23.5 %
  • Magnesium 33.3 %
  • Manganese 70.9 %
  • Niacin 140.7 %
  • Pantothenic Acid 23.5 %
  • Phosphorus 61.3 %
  • Riboflavin 26.4 %
  • Selenium 66.6 %
  • Thiamin 17.8 %
  • Zinc 20.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Butter Chicken

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Submitted by: PSDAHRI

Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Butter Chicken

286 calories of Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, (1 breast, bone and skin removed)

77 calories of Butter, salted, (0.75 tbsp)

71 calories of Almonds, (0.13 cup, ground)

20 calories of Yogurt, plain, low fat, (0.13 cup (8 fl oz))

17 calories of Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned, wedges in tomato juice, (0.25 cup)

13 calories of Tomato Paste, (0.06 cup)

9 calories of Ginger, ground, (0.50 tbsp)

5 calories of Turmeric, ground, (0.19 tbsp)

4 calories of Coriander seed, (0.25 tbsp)

2 calories of Garlic, (0.50 tsp)

2 calories of Chili powder, (0.25 tsp)

0 calories of Cinnamon, ground, (0.06 tsp)

Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

Too many calories for my plan Submitted by:

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Delicious! Although it seems high in calories and fat, it is a HUGE improvement to take out! You just have to plan your day and make sure you have lighter meals. Submitted by:

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I used fresh tomatoes to cut down on the sodium and used 1/2 of the butter and 1/2 of the almonds to lower the calories. Submitted by:

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At 60 grams of protein, this recipe could/should serve 8 which makes the numbers much more accessible. I try to keep my protein down to 15-30 per meal Submitted by:

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When the first word is butter, that should put up a sign, that maybe it's fattening. Submitted by:

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Way too many calories for me. Submitted by:

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I went ahead and used ghee, but nonfat plain yogurt... hoping the two bring things back to the original nutritional info! This was great on brown basmati simmered in thai coconut broth with coriander!! Submitted by:

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People who comment just to say, "Oh, too many calories, too much fat!" are point farmers. Lovely recipe, especially with an extra teaspoon of cayenne pepper. :) Submitted by:

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A smaller serving works great for me. The carbohydrate count is really good. I can have it with brown rice and still do great on a diabetic diet. Submitted by:

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I looked at the nutrition breakdown - there are 260 calories for one chicken breast; is it a whole breast i.e. both sides? Because I would use half a breast per serving which is 130 calories and makes this recipe look a lot better calorie wise. I'll have to try it. Submitted by:

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We love Indian food and this is has all the flavors while using only the white meat therefore cutting back on some of the fat. I served over brown rice. But it adds a lot of fat back with the butter. So I Next time I will cut back on butter or try something as substitute. Hubby and son loved it! Submitted by:

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I made this recipe and it was delicious! I did cut the butter amount in half and omit the almonds to cut down on the fat. Thanks for the submission! Submitted by:

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Way too many calories although the protein level is great. There must be a way to decrease the calories. Maybe Chef Meg could re-design this one. Submitted by:

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This sounds like it would be good, but would have to adjust to eliminate the butter, salt, seeds and chili powder. Restricted diets can really be a bummer at times. Submitted by:

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Sounds good if you're not trying to lose weight--there must be a way to lower the calories and the cholesterol without losing the essence of this recipe--I'll have to play with it. Submitted by:

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Too much cholesterol and calories to try. Sorry. Submitted by:

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This sounds amazing but the calories and fat alone would kill me! YIkes! Maybe you could substitue olive oil for the butter and cut the cals or even the smart balance for cooking. Submitted by:

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This was very, very good. I used Brummel & Brown butter/yogurt spread instead of butter to help cut down on calories and it was still good. I served this over brown rice. Submitted by:

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i made it tonight and made a few changes although made like it is, it's delicious. I added about 1/4 cup of strained Pomi tomatoes instead of the cup of tomatoes and tomato paste and added about 1-1.5 cups of fat free, low sodium chicken stock instead. I like it a little better bc it's less sweet. Submitted by:

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Love it!! Can't tell it from the 'real' (full fat!) thing! My whole family enjoy this one! Thanks for this! Submitted by:

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