Easy Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Yield: 6 servings
Easy and flavorful butter chicken, done in less than 30 minutes! 10 ingredients. No marinating.
  • 3 Tbsp butter - vegan butter or regular butter (not dairy-free)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can plain tomato sauce
  • 1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp salt & pepper
  • ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper (if you like a bit spicy)
  • Cilantro for garnish
  1. Dice raw chicken into bite sized pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a larger pot, lightly sprayed with oil, place diced chicken in to saute. You may have to do in 2 batches as you don't want to crowd the pan. Saute the chicken until its golden on the outside, doesn't need to be cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pot, add in the chopped onion and 3 Tbsp butter and cook until the onions are golden and caramelized.
  4. Once the onions are caramelized add in the garlic, ginger and spices and cook together for about 1 minute.
  5. Next, add in the coconut milk and tomato sauce. Allow to simmer with the lid off for about 10-15 minutes until its reduced a bit and thickens slightly.
  6. Then, add in the chicken and simmer another 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the flavors come together.
  7. Serve with rice and naan bread and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 320 Fat: 12.6 g Saturated fat: 10.6 g Carbs: 9 g Sugar: 3.5 g Sodium: 584 mg Fiber: 1.3 g Protein: 33 g Cholesterol: 85 mg
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at https://busybuthealthy.com/easy-dairy-free-indian-butter-chicken/