Creamy Butter Chicken

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Creamy Butter Chicken

Let's face it, we could all use a new recipe for Chicken.  

Approximate nutrition info per serving (without rice or naan - Also assumes lite butter and fat free greek yogurt)

  • 300 Calories
  • 55g Protein
  • 11g Carbs
  • 4g fat


Marinated Chicken:

  • 300g Chicken breast - Cubed
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves Crushed - I use Dorot frozen crushed garlic cubes from Trader Joes
  • 1 table spoon Paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 120g low fat greek yogurt - I prefer the 2% greek yogurt from Trader Joes - it's really creamy and has a slightly better protein content than most.  But, it will add a little fat and calories
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)


  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (low sodium) 400g
  • 50g greek yogurt - I prefer the 2% greek yogurt from Trader Joes - it's really creamy and has a slightly better protein content than most.  But, this will add a little more fat and calories
  • 20g Cashew Nuts
  • fresh coriander or cilantro
  • 20g lite butter (I prefer to use grass fed butter, but the fat content will be higher). can also sub ghee



  1. If you haven't already - cube the chicken and place it in a mixing bowl
  2. add the remaining ingredients for the marinade and then mix well - we want all the ingredients mixed and the chicken well covered.
  3. cover mixing bowl and set aside
  4. optional, but I highly recommend: cover mixing bowl and put back in the refrigerator overnight (so, prep this the day before) - this really helps the flavors meld with the meat
  5. Add butter to sauce pan


  1. Add butter to sauce pan (can also use ghee)
  2. sate onion until slightly transparent - about 2 min
  3. mix in dry spice ingredients and cook 1-2 min
  4. mix in tomatoes (with juice) and greek yogurt
  5. Mix in cashew nuts (sub a tables spoon of cream cheese if you have a nut allergy)
  6. Mix until well combined
  7. transfer mixture to blender and blend until smooth and creamy

Combined dish:

  1. Cook Chicken on high heat to brown it for 4 minutes 
  2. lower heat to med low and mix in sauce from blender
  3. simmer for 5-10 minutes - until chicken is completely cooked
  4. garnish with coriander or cilantro - can also drizzle with more greek yogurt.
  5. serve immediately

I like to serve this over brown rice, but it also goes amazing on whole wheat Naan 


Inspiration for this recipe came from Jalalsamfit on instagram