Creamy Butter Chicken

Creamy Butter Chicken might seem an impossible recipe if you’re counting calories, but never fear – this super tasty, slimming dish which is perfect no matter what plan you’re following!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Normally, butter chicken has…errrm…butter. But in our version there is no real butter, though you’d never believe it!

We go through phases of food, and whilst Chinese used to be our usual “go-to” take away, it would be Indian in the winter. There’s nothing better than a mouth full of creamy, tomato-y heat on a cold winters day, right?

If you’re a curry fan why not try these?

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How many Calories are in this Creamy Butter Chicken?

A standard Butter Chicken will set you back around 400 calories for a small portion. Our version is just 210 calories per portion!!

You’ll need to add on any calories for whatever you choose to serve it with.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Butter Chicken?

This delicious recipe has just 2 Smart Points per portion!!

Don’t forget to add on Points for whatever you decide to serve it with, though it would work well with just vegetables!

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What do I need to make this Creamy Butter Chicken?

All you need is a pan and a food processor or a stick blender. Really really easy and super fast, you can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes!

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We use a stick blender for loads of recipes – why not use it to make this incredible Chicken Korma Curry?

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The Secret Ingredient!

We usually use Almonds for this and blend them until fine. The only issue with using almonds is how high they are in, calories and points! 100g is around 600 calories, which is CRAZY! So instead of using almonds we use Sukrin Almond flour. At just 315 calories per 100g it is SO much lower. Other Almond flours probably won’t be this low as the almonds are not de-fattened like Sukrin.

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You can buy Sukrin Almond flour from Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Ocado and over on Sukrin’s website.

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How do I make this Creamy Butter Chicken?

Step 1

Finely chop the garlic, ginger and onion using a food processor or stick blender, then gently sauté in the Low Calorie Cooking Spray until soft and coloured slightly

Step 2

Puree the tomatoes, almond flour, tomato paste, stock cubes and water together, then add it to the pan

Step 3

Add the chicken, yoghurt, lime juice, spices, and reduced fat spread then stir well

Step 4

Bring up to the boil, stirring continuously, then cover and simmer on LOW for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally

Step 5

After 15-20 minutes check to see if the chicken is cooked through. If not let it simmer for another 5 minutes

Step 6

Serve over boiled rice

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Creamy Butter Chicken

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Finely chop the garlic, ginger and onion using a food processor or stick blender, then gently sauté in the Low Calorie Cooking Spray until soft and coloured slightly
  2. Puree the tomatoes, almond flour, tomato paste, stock cubes and water together, then add it to the pan
  3. Add the chicken, yoghurt, lime juice, spices, and reduced fat spread then stir well
  4. Bring up to the boil, stirring continuously, then cover and simmer on LOW for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. After 15-20 minutes check to see if the chicken is cooked through. If not let it simmer for another 5 minutes
  6. Serve over boiled rice

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- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
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- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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61 Comments
  1. Made this today and it was delicious! I subbed the almond flour for 30g of coconut flour (Sukrin brand) and used two tbsp real butter instead of flora because I missed that as an ingredient until I was half way through.

    Loved it, and it was a big hit with my children as well.

  2. I’m going to try this now with plain flour and almond essence. No idea how it’s going to turn out but as Sainsbury’s tell me they’re out of the Almond Flour across all of their stores, I need to try and improvise!

  3. What would this recipe be like with coconut flour instead of almond flour? It is easier to get hold of in supermarkets.

    1. Hi Danielle
      You can use coconut flour, but you will probably only have to use half as much as it is a lot more absorbent than almond flour. Also, don’t forget to sieve the coconut flour as it can be quite bitty

  4. I tried this on Sunday night and it was delish! Looked just like a curry from the takeaway. I didn’t have normal chicken stock cubes as we use the stock pots all the time. I put two of these in and think that may have been too much as the curry was quite salty. Will try it again next time with normal stock cubes.

  5. Saw this recipe a week ago and ordered the Almond Flour on line. SO glad I did! Made it tonight. Absolutely delicious. Also made your waffles…fabulous. Thank you for sharing your recipes. They’re fab!

  6. Hi, i have all the ingredients in for this recipe except i have the Aldi 0% greek style fat free yoghurt, similar to the total yoghurt but cheaper. Would this work as the natural fat free yoghurt? Didn’t know if it would be too thick? Thanks. Your recipes are fab xxx

  7. Just made this for the first time and it was so so good. Really easy to make but tasted as if I’d slaved away in the kitchen all day. (Told the rest of family I had been). Another successful pinch of nom recipe. Thanks guys

  8. Hi. Looks delicious! I would really like to try this recipe but having trouble locating the Sukrin almond flour. I know Holland & Barrett do a version of almond flour but I don’t know if it’s the same – does anyone know? Also, if I used ground almonds instead, what quantity would I need to use?
    Many thanks.

  9. Made this tonight and I have to say it was amazing…so creamy and tasty you wouldn’t know it’s a low fat recipe… would definitely recommend it… thanks for another great recipe

  10. What substitute can you use instead of the brand sukrin as my local store doesn’t supply that? Many thanks 😊

  11. Could I use almond essence instead as they don’t have almond flour at my local sainsburys and thicken it with xanthem gum or would it be awful?

  12. Hi i maybe asking a silly question but in the recipe the second from last imgedent just says spice mix as above what does that mean ??

  13. Hi Kate,
    Made this today and the flavour was lovely. I had to use peanut flour as I could not get almond flour. I found the texture a little powdery what did I do wrong, I so want to make it again but my husband did not like that part of it. He loved the flavour though

    1. Hi Diane
      Peanut flour does have a different texture to almond flour so that’s probably why the texture was a bit powdery

  14. Made this tonight and it went down a storm with the entire family. Thank you for creating the amazing recipes you do and for all the hard work you must put into creating them.

  15. Made this last night with thighs as opposed to breast, it was amazing! My fiancé and stepson loved it too which means I can make it again. So tasty, what an amazing recipe! Will be trying the korma one as a result. I took a portion of frozen microwavable veg with a portion of this for dinner at work and it was great. My 2st 7lb loss would,not have been possible without pinch of nom xxx

  16. Could I do this in the slow cooker? The Korma was in the slower cooker and it was beautiful, so I’d like to try the same cooking method.

    1. Hi Samantha,

      It is two separate ingredients:

      Chicken Stock Cubes
      Spice Mix (the instructions and ingredients for the spice mix are also listed above this)

      Hope that helps!

  17. Hi, am making this tomorrow but don’t have almond flour, if I made this using normal white flour and almond essence, how much of each would I need ?
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Theresa,

      You could try using some ground almonds instead 😊 Normal flour might make the sauce become too thick.

      Hope that helps!

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