Low Protein Butter Chicken

Low Protein Butter Chicken

Yields3 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 minsCategory, ,

A traditional rich and creamy Indian recipe modified to a low-calorie alternative. This recipe is made with spiced tomatoes and substituted nut butter to provide a healthier version with no spare on any flavours. The outcome, a dreamy still buttery sauce-coated tender chicken on a warm bed of rice! This family favourite is high in protein by substituting the ingredients, without compromising on the great taste that comes through in every mouthful. If you don't fancy rice, this Butter Chicken is just as good with a bit of naan bread. ​


 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp Garam Masala
 1 tsp turmeric
 1 tsp chili powder
 15 g ginger
 3 garlic cloves
 90 g low fat Greek yoghurt
 550 g raw chicken breast
 50 g diced onion
 15 g nut butter of choice (alternative to regular butter)
 400 g tomatoes, chopped
 30 g low fat Greek yoghurt
 pinch of salt to season


Step 1

To a bowl add chopped chicken breast and mix in the seasonings: smoked paprika, Garam masala, turmeric, chili powder and salt.​

Add garlic, yoghurt, ginger and mix everything together. ​

In a pan cook the chicken over high heat and just before cooked bring it to the side.

Step 2

In the pan with the remaining sauce (chicken removed) add diced onions and the same seasonings as mentioned above along with nut butter of choice (optional). ​

Pour a can of chopped tomatoes into the mix and top add a bit more yoghurt, give it a good mix.

Step 3

Add the chicken back to the sauce and cook all together for a few more minutes. ​

Serve the chicken with rice or salad on the side!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Protein 51g102%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.