Healthy Butter Chicken

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Healthy Butter Chicken

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Recipe by Nick Polegato Course: Main, Dinner, LunchCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Taking a classic butter chicken recipe and changing up the ingredients to make it high protein and healthy.

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs

  • 1⁄4 cup non-fat greek yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons ginger (grated)

  • 2 garlic cloves (grated)

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1 large onion (sliced)

  • 2 garlic (grated)

  • 2 teaspoons ginger (grated)

  • 1 cup passata

  • 1⁄2 cup greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves

  • Salt to taste

  • Cilantro to garnish


  • Cut chicken into 1″ pieces. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prep onion, garlic, and ginger. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in batches and set aside.
  • Heat oil in the same pan. Fry onions and scrape up the fond. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add in seasonings and sauté for 15 seconds. Add tomatoes and scrape up the bottom. Allow to thicken for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in yogurt. Add chicken and cook 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Add water if needed to thin the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.3g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 1.3g 5%
    • Trans Fat .02g
  • Sodium 716.8mg 30%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 695.7mg 20%
  • Total Carbohydrate 13.1g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 8%
    • Sugars 5.9g
  • Protein 27.8g 54%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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