Indian Butter Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 5
Indian Butter Chicken
Health Highlights


2 tbsp Ghee
908 gm Chicken thighs, with skin (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 medium Yellow onion (diced)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp minced Ginger root
2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
2 can(s) (13.5 oz) Coconut milk, sweetened
1 cup Tomato sauce, canned


Add ghee to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add chicken and a pinch of salt and cook on all sides until chicken is browned but not fully cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To the pan, add onion and garlic and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add ginger, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cumin, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the pan for about 30 seconds.

Add coconut milk and tomato sauce and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes, then add chicken back to the pan and let cook for 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with cauliflower rice, cilantro and squeeze fresh lime juice on top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 523
Calories from fat 357
Calories from saturated fat 136
Total Fat 40 g
Saturated Fat 15.1 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.9 g
Cholesterol 195 mg
Sodium 649 mg
Potassium 612 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 6.7 g
Protein 31 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.0
Vegetables 0.6

Energy sources