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Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe

Healthy and Gluten-free Butter Chicken Recipe the whole family will love

Credit: Lisa Guy

This flavoursome Healthy Butter Chicken is brimming with health-giving ingredients. Chicken provides plenty of B vitamins, which our bodies need for energy production. It’s also an excellent source of lean protein and is particularly rich in tryptophan, an amino acid used to make serotonin and melatonin — two of the brain’s calming and sleep-inducing neurotransmitters.

Serves: 4



  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 200mL tomato puree
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 500g organic chicken, diced
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • Brown rice or cauliflower rice, to serve
  • Handful coriander, roughly chopped
  1. Using large non-stick saucepan over medium heat with some olive or coconut oil, sauté onion and garlic for 3 mins, then add spices, tomato paste and coconut milk. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add chicken and cook, covered, for 8–10 mins until chicken has cooked through.
  3. Take off heat and stir through yoghurt.
  4. Serve with brown rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with coriander.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .