Clean and Simple Butter Chicken
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A cleaned up and simple gluten-free and dairy-free butter chicken recipe loaded with healing spices and vegetables.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Yield: 6 servings
  • ¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 1½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes (about 2½ cups worth)
  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower
  • 1 bunch cilantro or sprouts (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges for serving
Make It Like So
  1. In a medium pot, heat oil and add onions, garlic and ginger. Sautee until onions are translucent.
  2. Add curry powder, chilli powder, garam masala, paprika and sea salt. Stir until combined.
  3. Add chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes until chicken is no longer pink on the outside.
  4. Add water, tomato paste, coconut milk, sweet potato, peas and cauliflower. Simmer for 20 minutes, until sweet potato is fork tender.
  5. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice or on its own.
  6. Garnish with cilantro or sprouts and a lime wedge.
This is a great freezer meal! Keep some for dinner and freeze the rest.
Recipe by Meghan Telpner at