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Butter-less butter chicken
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Butter-less butter chicken

20 minutes
Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons no added salt tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 (about 250g each) skinless chicken breast fillets, trimmed of all visible fat
  • 400g can no added salt diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat thick natural yoghurt
  • 300g green beans, trimmed and steamed
  • Coriander sprigs, to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon toasted flaked almonds, to garnish
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice, to serve
  1. ​Heat oil in a deep non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 10 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, cook 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, cook 1 minute.
  2. Reduce heat to low and stir in the cumin, garam masala, brown sugar, chilli flakes and turmeric.
  3. Cut the chicken into pieces and add to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, yoghurt and 1/4 cup water, stir to combine. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Serve with cooked basmati rice and the steamed beans. Garnish with coriander sprigs and toasted flaked almonds.

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