Bowl of butter chicken with jasmine rice, cashews and cilantro with a spoon
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Whole30 Indian Butter Chicken

This Indian Butter Chicken is rich, flavorful and perfect for a cold fall day. Served best along side some cauliflower or jasmine rice with fresh naan bread.This Indian Butter Chicken is rich, flavorful and perfect for a cold fall day. Served best along side some cauliflower or jasmine rice with fresh naan bread.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 611kcal
Author Julia Day

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1 lb chicken thigh boneless and skinless

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh and grated
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Sauce

  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 handful cashews
  • 1 tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1-2 dates chopped

Instructions

  • Chop chicken into 1 inch pieces and add to large bowl. Add all marinade ingredients, stir a few times to coat and let sit in bowl in fridge 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Once chicken is done marinating, add ghee to a dutch oven or large pan and once hot, add chicken in small batches to cook through. Once chicken is cooked, set aside
  • Once chicken is cooked through, add onion and cook until translucent
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute more, then add all dry ingredients and let cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all wet ingredients and bring to simmer. Let simmer 10 minutes and then add to blender and blend until creamy and smooth
  • Add chicken back to pan and strain sauce in mesh sieve over the chicken. Stir to incorporate. Serve along side cauliflower or jasmine rice and with some naan!

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 975mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg