Better Butter Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
18 min 20 min 5
Better Butter Chicken
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4 tbsp Butter, unsalted (divided)
1 medium Yellow onion (small diced)
1 can(s) (28oz) Diced tomatoes, canned (unsalted)
1 tbsp unpacked Brown sugar
1/4 tsp Black pepper
3 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 large pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced medium)
2 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp minced Ginger root
1 tsp Turmeric, powder
1/4 cup Sour cream, light
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander)
1/4 cup Plain yogurt, 2% M.F.
1 1/4 cup Brown rice, long-grain, cooked (to serve. Can also use naan bread)


Prepare onions, garlic and chicken and set aside separately. Dice the red pepper and add to a medium sized bowl with spice mixture.
In your skillet or dutch oven melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.
Add chicken pieces and cook until no longer pink stirring only when needed so the chicken gets a nice caramel colour - approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
In the same pan melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Saute onions for approximately 5 minutes until translucent and soft. Add garlic and cook stirring often for an additional 2 minutes.
Add contents from the medium sized bowl - red pepper, ginger, chili powder, turmeric and cinnamon. Cook another 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt, pepper and reserved chicken. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes.
Add cream and yogurt and stir. At this point you can transport home and refrigerate until dinner time. Heat through with the lid on just before dinner. Do not bring to a boil.
Stir in cilantro or sprinkle on top. Serve over basmati rice or with naan. Note: For taking home and reheating stop at step 6 - add the cream and yogurt but do not reheat on the stove until 15 minutes before dinner.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 389
Calories from fat 146
Calories from saturated fat 71
Total Fat 16.2 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1 g
Cholesterol 134 mg
Sodium 578 mg
Potassium 1067 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 36 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.5
Meat 1.5
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 2.2

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