Healthy butter chicken

 
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A spin on the ole faithful, deliciously comforting traditional butter chicken, this recipe balances great flavour with nutritional benefits to boot.

Filled with fresh, flavourful spices and lean proteins, this dish boasts benefits such as reducing inflammation, aiding digestion and even relieving stress (you heard that right—those sneaky spices are loaded with goodies!)

This recipe reminds me of my family, laughing and bonding over beautiful food… I hope you can make wonderful memories over it, too. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1kg chicken breast, chopped into 2cm pieces

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated

  • 2 tsp coriander, ground or fresh

  • 2 tsp cumin, ground

  • 3 tsp garam masala

  • 200g plain Greek yoghurt

  • 1 brown onion, diced

  • 600g passata sauce

  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock

  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream

Method

  1. Chop chicken breast, and place in a large steel bowl.

  2. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, garam masala and Greek yoghurt.

  3. Mix well and place in fridge for 4 hours to allow flavours to mix through the chicken.

  4. Once well marinated, dice and fry onion in a large fry pan. Stir through chicken mixture once onion is glassy.

  5. When chicken is near cooked, add passata and chicken stock. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

  6. Stir through coconut cream and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes.

  7. Serve this dish with brown rice and your favourite green vegetables.

If you own a slow cooker, you can instead add all ingredients at once and allow to cook for 8 hours (perfect for the busy, working mamas amongst us!)

 
Khara Williams