Whole30 Butter Chicken

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Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

[This Whole30 butter chicken is perfectly spiced and full of nourishing fats to help balance hormones and keep you satisfied!]

Back in March I did my second round of Whole30. To be honest, eating Whole30 isn’t too far off from how I eat most of the year (because I’ve found it makes me feel good) but I do like how the program forces me to get creative with ingredients. 

Traditional butter chicken (an Indian dish) uses cream and yogurt in the sauce. Since dairy is out on Whole30, I used ghee (for that extra buttery flavor) and coconut milk. 

I love the way this butter chicken turned out and I’ve made it 5 times since developing the recipe! 

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

The ingredients are pretty simple and include a lot of Whole30 pantry staples: ghee, coconut milk, and Coconut Aminos.

Once you’ve stocked your pantry with Whole30 approved ingredients and you realize how delicious the food can be, a Whole30 program really is a breeze. 

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

Making your Whole30 butter chicken

For this recipe, I love to get everything chopped and prepped before I start to cook. It makes it super quick and easy. 

Step 1: Chop your onions, garlic, and chicken. 

Step 2: Measure out your spices and dump them all into a little dish

Step 3: Gather up all your remaining ingredients and have them open and ready to add

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

Now it’s time to get cookin!

First you cook your onions, garlic, and all the spices in buttery ghee. (The smells are incredible!) 

Next, you quickly brown you chicken up in a little more ghee. 

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

After that, all the remaining ingredients go in and you let everything cook together into a delicious, creamy pot of heaven. 

At the last minute, you’ll squeeze a little lemon juice in. This brightens the dish up a bit and replaces the tang you’d normally get from yogurt in a more traditional butter chicken recipe. 

This dish is rich, in the best way possible.

The healthy fats in this Whole30 butter chicken keep your blood sugar levels stable, and keep you feeling full and satisfied – so you don’t end up raiding the kitchen cabinets after dinner.  

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

I LOVE cilantro and like to finish the dish off with a few sprigs to brighten everything up. 

This Whole30 butter chicken is perfect served over cauliflower rice to cut the carbs and get in some extra veggies. 

When I’m not doing a Whole30, I’ve had it over regular white rice with a side of broccoli and that was also delish. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday

Whole30 Butter Chicken | Reclaiming Yesterday



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