MYO Butter Chicken

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servings: 6-8 main meals // prep: 10 minutes & cook: 30+


Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil or butter (depending if dairy free or not!)
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil (for paste)
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh turmeric, grated
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 100g canned diced tomato/tomato paste (or dice your own)
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 800g chicken thighs, diced
  • 1 can (470mls) coconut cream 
  • 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt or greek yoghurt
  • sprinkle sea salt

OPTIONAL - I also add lots of diced up veggies to our curry in the last 5 minutes that I add the coconut yoghurt in for. 

With this recipe you can either blend up the paste before starting or just add it all to the dish I find the flavour is enhanced when the garlic, turmeric and ginger are blended up - totally up to you and how many dishes you want to dirty. Works well blending in a nutribullet. 

Method

  1. Blend 4 tbsp oil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, garam masala, paprika, chilli powder, cumin, apple cider vinegar and tomatoes until well combined.
  2. Heat crock pot on a low heat stove with remaining 2tbsp oil, add onion and sauté until translucent and soft. Add diced chicken and cook either side for a minute.
  3. Add in all remaining ingredients (except coconut yoghurt) and stir to combine. 
  4. Either leave on the stove to slow cook with the lid on for 30 minutes or place in the oven on a low heat - 150'C for 30 minutes or 120'C for over an hour.
  5. In the last 5 minutes or so of cooking I mix through the yoghurt and add whatever vegetables into the dish finely diced/sliced. 
  6. Serve with brown/basmati rice, cauliflower rice or cook up my turmeric rice recipe! 

Note: if you want to buy your own curry paste because you CBF making it I recommend Zest or Pandaroo brands - no crappy additives, preservatives or flavourings etc. 

Want to make Massaman curry? Recipe coming next week and a Tamarind Seafood Curry recipe not to far away either.