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Healthy Butter Chicken


Preparation: 15 min.
Cooking: 41 min.
Servings: 4 servings

Nutritional Values

Calories: 477 | Fat: 13 g | Carbohydrates: 47 g | Fibre: 3 g | Protein: 43 g


  • 190 ml (3/4 cup) basmati rice, dry
  • 310 ml (1 1/4 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) olive oil
  • 1 average onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 cardamom pods, whole
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400 ml (1 can) light coconut milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) 0% Greek yogurt
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) cinnamon
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) paprika
  • 5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) Garam masala
  • 25 ml (1/4 teaspoon) nutmeg
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) tomato paste
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) maple syrup
  • 3 chicken breasts (540 g), cubed
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cilantro, chopped


  1. In a pan, cook the rice according to package instructions.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, cardamom pods, ginger, and bay leaf, and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the coconut milk, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, paprika, Garam masala, tomato paste, and maple syrup. Add salt and pepper, and then bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes, and then add the chicken. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  5. Garnish with cilantro before serving.
  6. Serve with two servings of steamed vegetables.

Nutritionist’s advice: use brown rice instead of basmati rice to increase your fibre intake!


Bon appétit!

Sophie Blais

Sophie Blais

Sophie has always been passionate about food. She loves creating healthy and tasty dishes, and sharing them. By sharing her recipes, Sophie wants to inspire people to cook with fresh and healthy foods. She also wishes to prove that it is possible to eat healthy without sacrificing taste! All of her recipes and their nutritional value are validated and approved by a nutrition coordinator at Nautilus Plus. Bon appétit!

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