2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken | Slimming World

Butter chicken has long been a favourite in this house – it’s probably one of the reasons for our bulging waistlines. Here’s our Slimming World friendly 2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken!


2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken | Slimming World

2 Syns a portion and the recipe below makes 6 portions in all. Best thing, there is no real butter in this!

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?

2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken | Slimming World

Making curry yourself usually involves a jar of sauce, but there’s no jars here!

2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken | Slimming World

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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The Chicken

For the chicken breasts, I’d urge you to get hold of our Protein Food Shop hampers. They’re packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across from an online butcher. The hamper is incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

The chicken breasts are lovely, plump and don’t have that horrid vac-pack smell when you open them up!

We also have a few exclusive hamper deals available, so it’s well worth checking them out.




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 syns! 50g is 15 syns, which is CRAZY! So instead of using almonds we use Sukrin Almond flour. At just 16 syns per 100g it is SO much lower in syns, as they de-fatten the almonds, it’s all very very clever!


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

When ever we need to replace oil to cook things in the oven we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!


2 Syn Creamy Butter Chicken | Slimming World

Where is the Speed?

Those of you following Slimming World might be wondering where the speed food is?

We usually serve this with some vegetables, otherwise there would be no speed at all – which is not good! Place some Cauliflower, spinach, courgette, broccoli into a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on high for 5-8 minutes. Then add this to the curry.

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Low Syn Butter Chicken

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  1. Finely chop the garlic, ginger and onion using a food processor or stick blender, then gently sauté in the 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 Flora Light 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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  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 couldn’t find Sukrin almond flour in Sainsbury’s so I bought the peanut one instead. Does anyone know how the syns compare? It’s not on lifeline online – thanks!

  3. One of the best curry recipes I’ve tried so far! Really lovely flavour and a smooth creamy taste – certainly tastes naughtier than 2 syns worth!

    1. Hi Tracy,
      This is mentioned in the write before the recipe :
      “Where is the Speed?
      Those of you following Slimming World might be wondering where the speed food is?
      We usually serve this with some vegetables, otherwise there would be no speed at all – which is not good! Place some Cauliflower, spinach, courgette, broccoli into a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on high for 5-8 minutes. Then add this to the curry.”

    1. Hi Kelly
      The Almond flour serves 2 purposes. Firstly it thickens the curry so it isn’t as watery, and secondly it adds that hint of a nutty flavour that you get with butter chicken. You could use ground almonds but they are a lot higher in syns than the almond flour

  4. I fancy making this tomorrow.i very much doubt I’ll find the almond flour in Aberdeen 😬 is there a low syn alternative without using ground almonds?

    1. Hi Lynsey
      If you can’t get almond flour you can use ground almonds, but you’ll have to adjust the syn values. Ground almonds are slightly higher in syns than the flour, but check the app or syns online to be sure

  5. 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!

    1. Hi Nicola
      You could try some ground almonds if you can’t get hold of almond flour, but it will increase the syn value a bit. When we first started making this butter chicken we used ground almonds, but switched to almond flour because it’s less syns

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    1. Hi Sian
      Yes you could probably use creme fraiche instead, but you would have to syn it accordingly. Even the low fat/fat free ones have a syn value

  8. 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!

  9. Hi! I cannot wait to make this recipe however couldn’t find the almond flour, so will be making with sukrins peanut flour which has slightly more syns. Would you say I’d have to alter the amount of flour used? Many thanks, such an asset!! 😊

    1. Hi Kay
      Yes you can use peanut flour instead, but if you’re counting Syns you would have to adjust the Syn value as it is higher for peanut flour

    1. Hi Katrina
      Yes. Coconut milk has a quite a high Syn value on Slimming World so creme fraiche or fat free yogurt are a good lower Syn/Syn Free alternative

  10. 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

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