Butter chicken recipe with rice and greens

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This butter chicken recipe is a great meal to prepare in the cooler months. You can make in a large batch and then store portions in the freezer to defrost and reheat for an easy, nutritious meal in no time.

There’s no need to miss out on your favourite takeaway style meals when you are trying to lose weight, make fakeaway at home instead.

This healthy butter chicken recipe comes straight from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

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Easy Butter Chicken
Easy Butter Chicken
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Cuisine Asian
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 400 grams chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup liquid chicken stock salt reduced
  • 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice uncooked
  • 2 cups green beans trimmed
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander chopped
Cuisine Asian
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 400 grams chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup liquid chicken stock salt reduced
  • 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice uncooked
  • 2 cups green beans trimmed
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander chopped
Easy Butter Chicken
Votes: 41
Rating: 3.32
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken into pieces.
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree together the onion, garlic, turmeric, curry powder and tomato paste until smooth. Add a splash of water if needed to bring together.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the chicken. Add the pureed spice mix and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add the stock and deglaze pan (allow the stock to combine with all the spices and remove any stuck to bottom of pan). Then add the coconut milk. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is tender.
  5. Meanwhile, cook rice according to packet directions. Cut broccoli into florets and steam with the beans on the stovetop or in the microwave until tender crisp.
  6. Serve butter chicken with rice, steamed greens and a sprinkle of chopped coriander.
Recipe Notes

446 calories per serve.

Butter chicken recipes are the most kid-friendly Indian dish

Compared to other Indian dishes, butter chicken is the most child friendly as it doesn’t contain as much as the other spices or chillies that other Indian recipes do.

In fact, this recipe is a winner for any picker eater – whether they are a child or an adult!

Some interesting information about butter chicken and its origins

Traditionally known as murgh makhani, this dish originates from New Delhi in India and is a type of curry made from chicken with a spiced tomato and butter. The reason it’s so popular is because it has a rich texture and isn’t a spicy as other Indian favourites such as vindaloo!

The curry dish was born in the 1950s following the Partition of India and was apparently made ‘by chance’ when chefs from the Moti Mahal restaurant mixed leftover tandoori chicken with tomatoes and butter.

Interesting!

Why makes this butter chicken recipe so healthy?

Here at the Healthy Mummy we LOVE healthy recipes. You can take something simple and create an amazing meal for the whole family.

This Indian chicken recipe is so quick to whip up and be ready to be served up on a plate. Plus, it’s made with reduced fat coconut milk rather than full cream.

A normal butter chicken recipe is around 600 calories but this is 446 calories. It’s a healthier alternative without losing the taste.

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