Coconut Butter Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
4 min 35 min 15
Coconut Butter Chicken
Health Highlights
This is a healthy chicken recipe that is quick to make and perfect for a weeknight meal.


4 chicken breast (196 g) Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled
115 gm Baby spinach
25 gm Ginger root
1 bunch Cilantro (coriander)
4 clove(s) Garlic
30 gm Mint, fresh (1 bunch)
213 ml Tomato sauce, canned
210 gm Basmati rice, dry
400 ml Silk Original Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Plain yogurt, 1- 2% M.F.
2 tbsp Coconut oil
4 tsp Salt
2 cup Water
3 tsp Black pepper


  1. Thinly slice ½ the garlic. In a medium pot, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium. Add the garlic and cook stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, until golden. Add the rice, 1 tsp salt and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat. Let simmer, 14 to 16 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove from the heat and set aside (covered) for 5 minutes. Fluff the finished rice with a fork. Set aside in a warm spot.
  2. Peel and mince the ginger. Mince the remaining garlic. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems. Pick the mint off the stems; roughly chop the mint leaves. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and chopped mint; season with 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper each to taste.
  3. In a large pan, heat a generous 1 tsp oil on medium-high. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel and slice into 1-inch cubes; season with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper and 1 1/2 tsp of your favourite butter chicken spice blend. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan and cook, 4 to 6 minutes, turning often to brown all sides.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the ginger, remaining garlic and remaining spice blend. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and fragrant. Add the tomato sauce and coconut milk (shaking the can just before opening); season with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper and stir until thoroughly combined. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer, 12 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Add the spinach to the pan of chicken and sauce; season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted. Divide the cooked rice between your dishes. Top with the finished chicken and sauce. Garnish with the cilantro leaves (roughly chop before adding) and serve with the mint yogurt on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 175
Calories from fat 39
Calories from saturated fat 19.5
Total Fat 4.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 745 mg
Potassium 366 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Protein 17.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.4
Meat 0.7
Vegetables 0.6

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