Best Butter Chicken Ever! Inspired by Jo from Quirky Cooking
  • Prep time: 40 minutes
  • Calories: 657
This recipe is inspired by Jo Whitton from Far North Queensland, who writes a very popular food blog called Quirky Cooking. She also has a cookbook of the same name, a podcast called 'A Quirky Journey', about 250,000+(!!!) Facebook followers, home schools her four kids, travels and speaks at wellness and cooking seminars - what a woman! We hope you enjoy her super popular butter chicken as much as we do!
  • 60 Grams of Butter (pantry)
  • 4 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Ginger
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons of YPI Butter Chicken Spice Mix
  • 1 400 Gram Pack of Coconut Cream
  • 80 Grams of Tomato Paste
  • 3 Chicken Thighs (skinless)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Carrot
  • 0.5 Bunch of Broccolini
  • 0.5 Cauliflower

Prepare Ingredients:

Chop onion into small dice. Peel and mince garlic and ginger. Small dice chili (if using).

Start Butter Chicken:

Heat a large heavy based, high sided pot to medium heat. Add butter, onion, garlic, ginger and chili (using as much or as little as desired) then sauté until soft; about 5 - 10 minutes. In the meantime, cut chicken into bite size pieces, about 2 cm thick.

Start Butter Chicken:

Add spice mix, ¾ coconut cream (stir can before adding), tomato paste, a few squeezes of lemon juice and chicken. Mix well to combine. Cover and reduce heat to gently simmer, for 20 - 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is beginning to thicken. Stir now and then. Taste, and season as required.

Cook Cauliflower "Rice":

In the meantime, remove and discard the core of the cauliflower, then finely chop using a food processor or a knife. In a pan, add cauliflower and up to ½ cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 - 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower has softened, the water is absorbed and is cooked to your liking. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare Vegetables:

Cut carrots into ½ cm rounds. Steam or boil broccolini and carrots until cooked to your liking. If boiling, add carrots to a pot of boiling water, after 1 minute add broccolini. Cook for 1 minute more.

You Plate It:

Divide cauli rice, vegetables and butter chicken between plates. Spoon over extra sauce as desired. Enjoy!