Better butter chicken

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Makes

4 Servings

Better butter chicken

Better butter chicken Photo by Roberto Caruso

Ever order a curry and find pools of grease floating on it? We cut way back on butter and added a secret ingredient — cashew butter!


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts , about 500g, cut into 1-in. cubes
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 680-mL bottle tomato passata
  • 1/4 cup cashew or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp 35% cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • HEAT a large frying pan over medium. Add oil, then chicken. Cook until chicken is browned and no pink remains, 3 to 5 min. Transfer to a plate. Add onion, garlic, ginger and spices to pan. Cook, stirring often, until onion starts to soften, about 3 min. Return chicken and any juices to pan. Stir in tomatoes, and scrape up and stir in any brown bits from pan bottom. Simmer, covered, until slightly thickened, about 5 min. Add cashew butter, cream and salt. Stir until no streaks remain. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over brown rice if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 253,
  • Protein
  • 30 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 711 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Iron

Kitchen tip: Just a small amount of 35% cream makes a huge difference in flavour and has, overall, little effect on the total calories.