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Delicious Butter Chicken — Paleo Style

Yes, we’re still on the Paleo kick. How could you not be with a meal that looks this delish?!

paleo butter chicken

Very healthy and delicious!

My New Year’s Resolution was to get a little more “creative” in my cooking.  The only meat I used to buy was chicken breasts and ground beef.  Well, it’s May and I have finally realized it isn’t that hard to be more creative.  I actually found all the spices at the Asian grocery store, literally right across the street from my house.  You should try a Global Food, all of their produce and spices are a lot cheaper than the regular grocery stores.

I love butter chicken and I found this Paleo chicken butter chicken recipe here.

This is what you need:

  • 2 x 2 tbsp of pastured, grass-fed butter
  • About 1 Kg chicken cut in chunks
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 bruised cardamon pods
  • 1 can of tomato puree
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • splenda to taste (optional… I used this because I wanted it a little more sweet)

Here is a pic of the cardamon pods in case you’re lost like I was:

cardamom pods

Cardamom pods picture. What to look for at the store.

Here is how you create the butter chicken!

  • Heat a pan, add the first 2 tbsp of butter and stir-fry the chicken chunks.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan.
  • Put the second 2 tbsp of butter and slowly heat the spices for a minute or two until you can smell the aroma.
  • Put the chicken back in the pan and stir so you mix in all the spices with the chicken.
  • At this point, add the tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.
  • Add the coconut milk and lemon juice and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Taste and add splenda if needed.
  • Enjoy a healthy meal!
spices needed for butter chicken

The spices mixed together.


Enjoy this fancy meal!  We enjoyed it over cauliflower rice, recipe here.  Yum yum yum.

Also, enjoy a Paleo smoothie with it!

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