The Better Butter Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by FLKeysJen

A healthier rendition of the popular Indian dish, that doesn't use gobs of butter and tons of heavy cream. Adapted from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!

Top Review by DailyInspiration

We enjoyed this dish very much; however, it wasn't exactly like the butter chicken we are accustomed to. I think next time I would use pureed tomatoes vs. diced and less onions. I used Indian chili powder which is extremely hot so I definitely scaled it back to suit our tastes. While it would up the calories, etc., I think I would also add a bit more cream as well. I will definitely try this dish again! Made for ZWT-8-India.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add onions and garlic; cook slowly, stirring often, until onions are tender - about five minutes.
  2. Add gingerroot, chili powder, turmeric and cinnamon; cook one more minute.
  3. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cut-up chicken, cream and sour cream; simmer, uncovered, for five more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro; serve over hot basmati rice, if desired.

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