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  

I thought there would be more fat, doesn’t seem so bad Submitted by:

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This is a lot of calories for a chicken meal. Not trying this one. Submitted by:

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Very interesting. A little high in fat and cholesterol since I went off my meds for that. But I will try a lighter version. Thank you. Submitted by:

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great but lots of calories Submitted by:

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The photo shows it served on naan, not included in the nutrition info. Submitted by:

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Too many calories for my plan 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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