A really popular dish in most Indian buffets is butter chicken, this dish is known for being extremely thick and just like the name states buttery. Obviously with that what happens is you pack on tons of calories and nonetheless weight. We don’t want you guys to be turned away from this dish because of how heavy it can get because it is amazing and tastes great, so we decided to come up with a healthier alternative. One that will allow you to enjoy all the succulent buttery flavors with less of an impact on your waste line! But we warn you this recipe is not for those who have an addictive personality because you will get hooked to this dish.
In comparison to some of our other recipes this recipe is a lot more simpler in terms of preparation and cook time. This is definitely something that can be made on a busy work day within 30 minutes.
Let’s get started with the Healthy Easy Butter Chicken Recipe.
Once you got all the ingredients lets get started on cooking up this healthy and flavorful dish!
The first thing you want to do is grab a nice large pan and place it on your stove on medium high heat. Pour in the coconut oil and the onions and saute this for about four minutes. You will know when your onions are done when they have a nice golden color.
To make the best use of your time, while the onions are on the pan, on the side mix 2 teaspoons of garam masala, ground ginger, curry powder, and chili powder. Once you mix all this add it to the grilled onions and cook for a quick thirty seconds.
Pour in the coconut milk, tomato paste, and whole wheat flour and stir this for about 15 seconds to get a nice good mix. Make sure everything is mixed well.
Bring this mixture to a nice slow boil and then reduce it down to a simmer, cook it for about five minutes until the mixture is nice and thick. Add the chicken into this mix, additional garam masala, salt, and pepper. Mix the chicken into the sauce so it is completely immersed. Note: the additional garam masala, salt, and pepper is because adding chicken to the mix causes the sauce to get a bit flavored down.
Bring this mixture to a boil again and once it gets to a boil reduce the heat on the stove down to a medium heat for a good eight to ten minutes until the chicken has cooked. Please check if the chicken is cooked by taking a toothpick and placing it in the meat and see if the chicken is completely white inside.
Once the chicken is completely cooked lower the heat down to low so we can allow the flavors in the pot to simmer, keep this for another 10 minutes so that everything is completely soaked into the chicken.
Once complete add some cilantro or parsley for garnish and serve with basmati rice or naan. Enjoy!