Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 505.4
  • Total Fat: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 171.5 mg
  • Sodium: 484.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 59.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    4 chicken breast, bone and skin removed
    3 tbsp butter, salted
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    2 tsp garlic, chopped
    2 tbsp ginger, ground
    3/4 tbsp turmeric, ground
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tbsp coriander seed
    1/2 cup almonds, ground
    1 cup canned tomatoes, wedges in tomato juice
    1/4 cup tomato paste
    1/2 cup yogurt, plain, low fat


Note: This recipe omits 1 medium white onion from the ingredient list. The calories are included in the total.


(It is important to clean your hands, board and knives before and after working with the raw meat.)
Trim and cut the chicken into small cubes, cover and set aside.
With a clean knife and board slice the onions into thin wedges.
Heat a large saucepan or frying pan and melt 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter until it is frothy.
Add onions and cinnamon to the pan and fry lightly.
When the onions are soft, stir in crushed garlic and ginger. Then add turmeric, chili powder and coriander, and sauté over a medium heat.
The spices are fried first to release their maximum flavour and this really enhances the dish.
Add cubed chicken and sauté stirring constantly until the chicken has turned white.
Add ground almonds, tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix thoroughly.
Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Add the yogurt and heat through.

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