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Paleo Butter Chicken- Adapted from Pete Evans "Family Food"


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Ingredients

4 portion(s)

Butter chicken

  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil or Ghee
  • 1 onion, Large (halved)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 pinches cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can coconut cream, 400ml
  • 700 g Chicken thigh fillets, cut into large chunks (can use up to 1kg)
  • 1 bunches coriander leaves, to serve

Cauliflower Rice

  • 500 grams cauliflower, (broken into florets)
  • 500 grams water
  • 6
    30min
    Preparation 30min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    easy
    Preparation
  • 8
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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Butter Chicken
  1. ***would highly recommend using the cashews to thicken the sauce. Add 100g to your bowl, mill for 10 eed 9, then set aside. When dish is finished, add cashews and let sit for about 5 mins***

    I have started to add an extra dose of spices and am really liking that version, add another half portion to the original recipe (1.5 tsp cumin instead of 1 etc). I have also been adding a tsp of cinnamon.
  2. Add onion to the bowl and chop 5 secs/ sp 4

    Add 2 tbs of the coconut oil - Saute 4 min/120 deg / Gentle stir setting/ MC off

    Add garlic, chop 3 sec/ sp 7/ MC on

    Add all spices & saute 2min/100 deg/ Gentle stir setting/ MC off

    Add the tomato paste & cook 1min/120deg/ Gentle stir setting/ MC off

    Add salt, lemon juice, coconut cream and remaining coconut oil- mix 3 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/sp 3/ MC off

    Cook for 5 min/ 80 deg/ Counter-clockwise operation/sp 1/ MC off

    Add chicken, cook 11 mins/100 deg/Counter-clockwise operation/Gentle stir setting / MC on

    Check chicken is cooked through & garnish with coriander and serve with cauliflower rice.

    If using milled cashews stir through and sit for 5 mins prior to serving (or while you make the cauli rice)



    Image credit- Pete Evans cookbook " Family Food"
  3. Cauli Rice
  4. 1.Add florets to the bowl

    2.Chop 5 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/ sp 5

    3. Transfer "rice" to steaming basket

    4. Add water and cook 10-12 min/ Varoma/sp 3

    Cooking time depends on your preference of texture.
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Tip

***If you would like to have a thicker sauce, mill 100g of raw cashews at the beginning of the recipe, set aside and add at the end, stirring through with spatula.

***You can easily add up to 1kg of chicken thighs to this recipe! 

*** This is delicious served with a dollop of coyo or Greek/natural yoghurt if able to have dairy.

 

 


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  • This is so good!...

    Submitted by littlemamateepee on 22. August 2017 - 20:56.

    This is so good!
    I double the spices as I found it quite mild the first time I made it.

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  • We all loved this recipe....preferred it to...

    Submitted by MeegsA on 1. August 2017 - 07:27.

    We all loved this recipe....preferred it to Skinnymixers one however isn't like the food court Butter Chicken. Will definitely make this again!

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  • So delicious

    Submitted by ajbrown on 25. June 2017 - 07:49.

    So delicious!

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  • I love this recipe It is simple and is delicious

    Submitted by Freckles71 on 24. June 2017 - 17:07.

    I love this recipe. It is simple and is delicious.

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  • Made this for dinner tonight and OMG its amazing...

    Submitted by Jennbell84 on 23. June 2017 - 16:51.

    Made this for dinner tonight and OMG its amazing. Will be adding this to our regular rotation for sure!!!

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  • This is the one Never bothering with another...

    Submitted by ninanikolic@hotmail.com on 8. May 2017 - 19:01.

    This is the one! Never bothering with another butter chicken recipe! The only changes I made were to substitute stock powder for the salt and use 1kg of chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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  • evilkatglad you liked it we love this one at home

    Submitted by rrja on 7. May 2017 - 20:50.

    evilkat:glad you liked it, we love this one at home tmrc_emoticons.)

    Thermomix Consultant based in Cairns, QLD

    www.facebook.com/thermonourish

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  • Really enjoyed this, was easy to follow and the...

    Submitted by Lannys on 15. April 2017 - 18:17.

    Really enjoyed this, was easy to follow and the flavour was really nice, was quickly devoured by the family - thanks for sharing.

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  • YOU Have to TRY THIS!!...

    Submitted by evilkat on 5. April 2017 - 22:23.

    YOU Have to TRY THIS!!
    Saved to faves!
    I am a health-conscious mum with a 1&3.5yr old and all my recipes are tailored to them, i minimise sugar, salt etc.. where possible and all additives .. i tried this today, not expecting it to pack the flavour .. my gosh love that i was wrong; tasty, easy, quick, and worth full stars.
    Hubby and i loved the cauli rice, kids (well 3 yr old) not so much lucky i had some brown rice on hand for toddler.
    TWEAKS or my exact measurements:
    1kg chicken thighs cut in 3cm die (thighs have double the amount of iron and zinc as breast meat)
    used a 50/50% combination of coconut oil & ghee (to another reviewers comments)
    as per recipe tweak, used 1.5 tsp of most spices (& used cayenne etc.. i was comscious of heat but there is none, just flavour so dont be scared to for kids!)
    used fresh ginger
    Cooked chicken for the specified time but then (as to another reviewers comments) i transferred it to a cast iron pot and let it simmer for another hr before serving (manly because i like to cook in advance for kids as it all can get chaotic-quickly)
    oh and i did throw in a raw zucchini into batons when i transferred to the stove and cooked through,
    *in the babies serve i added a dash of milk upon serving to creamy it up and dull any heat
    LOVE IT! thanks a billion

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  • Absolutely amazing meal, has just become a new...

    Submitted by Paula75 on 1. March 2017 - 19:40.

    Absolutely amazing meal, has just become a new family favourite! Adding the milled cashews at the end thickens it up beautifully

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  • This was a terrible disappointment. I thought...

    Submitted by irenecam on 22. February 2017 - 23:07.

    This was a terrible disappointment. I thought being a Pete Evans creation it would be full of flavour. I followed the recipe exactly. Firstly I could taste raw spice flavour which was a bit off putting it needed to be cooked longer at the spice adding stage. Overall I was in his words completely underwhelmed. There are so many good reviews so I'm wondering what could have gone wrong or if I'm just way too fussy. Back to Skinnymixers for me.

    irenecam

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  • I have made this a few times now and keep coimg...

    Submitted by me.walton on 3. February 2017 - 13:22.

    I have made this a few times now and keep coimg back to it agaIn ..I used a lot more chicken this time and used chicken breasts and decreased the cooking time to 8 minutes at the step where yuu add the chicken.

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  • So beautiful. Quick and easy. A keeper recipe for...

    Submitted by Louisa1979 on 29. January 2017 - 14:18.

    So beautiful. Quick and easy. A keeper recipe for butter chicken

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  • Very tasty. Was quite runny but I didn't use the...

    Submitted by ClaireLamont on 24. January 2017 - 17:54.

    Very tasty. Was quite runny but I didn't use the cashews so will try that next time.

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  • This is the best Butter chicken i have made so...

    Submitted by Sharh on 19. January 2017 - 18:43.

    This is the best Butter chicken i have made so quick easy and delishes!!! This is a regular in my home!!

    Thank you for a lovely recipe tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • So delicious and quick and easy I added a 1kg...

    Submitted by Ladybeetlez on 17. January 2017 - 19:59.

    So delicious and quick and easy I added a 1kg chicken and increased cook time by a few minutes!

    Thank you  from Thermomishes

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  • Added more chicken (1kg), and

    Submitted by bakercosy on 12. November 2016 - 10:49.

    Added more chicken (1kg), and whole cardomon pods. 3rd time of cooking and absolutley delicious. Cashew nuts added at the end too. Authentic. Thank you for converting for the thermie!

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  • Really good! it is still

    Submitted by Michela on 24. October 2016 - 14:40.

    Really good! it is still great even without nuts! Thanks!

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  • So delicious! Will definitely

    Submitted by carlienkie on 17. October 2016 - 22:01.

    So delicious! Will definitely add more chicken next time 

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  • Excellent recipe, even my 3

    Submitted by Lenka on 8. September 2016 - 07:30.

    Excellent recipe, even my 3 year old sought he was eating rice!!! I also added 50% more spices, no coriander as I didn't have any, added to cashews and used 750g of cauliflowe. I extended my chicken cooking time by 10mins as I had 1.1kg and cooked my cauliflower for 15mins. Everyone loved it!

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  • Delicious..... Love Pete's

    Submitted by Fmitsi on 21. August 2016 - 21:26.

    Delicious..... Love Pete's butter chicken! 

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  • This is one of my families

    Submitted by soulful on 13. July 2016 - 12:32.

    This is one of my families favourite recipe from Petes Family Food cookbook.  I followed the recipe as written and I found the liquid didnt reduce, so I did add about 3/4 cup of grounded cashews as suggested, but it was still runny and didnt want to add more because I was worried about overpowering the recipe.  I will play around and remake this recipe often, then report back.  Thank you for translate this recipe to Thermomix talk..  tmrc_emoticons.))

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  • Yum this was the first meal I

    Submitted by Ness83small on 25. June 2016 - 10:18.

    Yum this was the first meal I made in my thermomix and my husband was so impressed. So full of flavour and delicious with cauliflower rice.will be making this often!

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  • This recipe is delish! My

    Submitted by nat3rd on 22. June 2016 - 14:35.

    This recipe is delish! My husband made it and accidentally did half ghee, half coconut oil and it was SO good! A little runny so would add the cashews step in next time. The flavour was superb nonetheless. Served with Konjac rice. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  •  Unbelievable flavour (I did

    Submitted by Scroopydoo on 20. June 2016 - 17:37.

    Big Smile  Unbelievable flavour (I did add an extra 50% of each of the spices as other reviewers mentioned) I milled the cashews to thicken the sauce and used 1kg of Chicken breast. I love Skinnymixer recipes but this is so much quicker, easier and tastier by far. No washing out of the bowl is a bonus! Never cooking another BC recipe again after many years of experimentation... I'm in love! 

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  • A little bland, but the kids

    Submitted by shoeberry on 18. June 2016 - 22:46.

    A little bland, but the kids liked it. I omitted the cayenne, so maybe thats why. Certainly much quicker than the Skinnymixers recipe, which is a plus. Will try it again, with more chicken next time, as there is plenty of sauce. 

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  • Pleasantly surprised. I have

    Submitted by Robbos4 on 16. June 2016 - 15:19.

    Pleasantly surprised. I have been been doing skinnymixers butter chicken and decided to try this one day because I was a bit time poor. Wow I was not expecting much but this was delicious. I will make again for sure. Thanks for sharing

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  • oops forgot to rate

    Submitted by alicia3766 on 19. May 2016 - 22:17.

    oops forgot to rate

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  • This was really yummy

    Submitted by alicia3766 on 19. May 2016 - 22:09.

    This was really yummy

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  • Great recipe! Kids loved it

    Submitted by Wardang on 12. May 2016 - 14:02.

    Great recipe! Kids loved it so the true test passed. I like the small amount of individual ingredients but very tasty.

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  • This was so good! It tasted

    Submitted by jaybel87 on 10. May 2016 - 20:31.

    This was so good! It tasted really authentic and was very impressed!

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  • thank you for sharing was a

    Submitted by Janiswhittaker01 on 1. May 2016 - 14:16.

    thank you for sharing was a hit with the family

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  • This is amazing my 2.y.o son

    Submitted by Hope.15 on 26. April 2016 - 20:05.

    This is amazing my 2.y.o son and hubby loved this. The flavours were delishious and not to spicey just right. It's now going to be one of our weekly regular

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  • If I could give this recipe 6

    Submitted by kniki on 1. April 2016 - 21:22.

    If I could give this recipe 6 stars, I would. Absolutely amazing. I made it as per the recipe, including the cashews (but without the coriander as I didn't have any), oh and I used cardamom pods instead of ground cardamom and fresh ginger instead of ground ginger. Had to keep telling myself to slow down while eating it - I just wanted to inhale it, it's so good! I served it with the cauliflower rice, and peas. No need to ever buy takeaway butter chicken again. 

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  • Lovely dish. Very easy to

    Submitted by Maida on 29. March 2016 - 19:54.

    Lovely dish. Very easy to make and tasty. I used heaped spoons of all the spices. I added the cashews for extra thickness. I did have to cook 5 minutes longer as maybe my chicken was quite chunky.  tmrc_emoticons.)

    I made this again and added another heaped teaspoon of all the spices and an extra tbs of tomato paste. 850g chicken and thickened with almond meal. I then cooked rice and other vegetables in the varoma and served it with a cucumber / yoghurt with a dash of garlic. yum! 

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  • Yummy! I've prepared the

    Submitted by angel122 on 24. March 2016 - 04:59.

    Yummy! I've prepared the sauce in tm but cooked my chicken in a pot with adding the sauce

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  • The best butter chicken!

    Submitted by MAB77 on 21. March 2016 - 18:01.

    The best butter chicken! Followed the recipe exactly. The cashews thicken the sauce up while the caulirice is cooking. A family favorite and quicker than takeaway 

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  • Delicious. 

    Submitted by Custardsorbet on 15. March 2016 - 12:27.

    Delicious. 

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  • Best butter chicken we have

    Submitted by Jane_Unwin on 15. March 2016 - 00:34.

    Best butter chicken we have ever tasted! So easy, quick and healthy. I used 1kg of chicken and there was still loads of sauce. I also cooked it for 20 minutes. Will add cashews to thicken it up next time.

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  • I didnt add nuts and it was

    Submitted by CantCook on 2. March 2016 - 13:10.

    I didnt add nuts and it was awesome !!  maybe a bit watery, but a nice soup as well !!

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  • Absolutely loved this

    Submitted by CantCook on 2. March 2016 - 13:06.

    Absolutely loved this recipe.. it was a bit watery, but i added califlower mash to soak up some liquid and drank the rest like soup !! Everyone in my household loves this recipe!  Big Smile

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  • Very mild butter chicken

    Submitted by TammyR on 14. February 2016 - 17:17.

    Very mild butter chicken recipe but I didn't put much cayenne pepper in. Tasty! The texture of the chicken is slightly different to when I cook it in the saucepan and I did cook the chicken stage for 18 minutes instead of 11 to ensure it was cooked through. Very yummy.

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  • Easy to make and absolutely

    Submitted by darfielddx on 30. January 2016 - 23:24.

    Easy to make and absolutely delicious, paticularly with the cauliflower rice. Actually I made cauliflower and brocolli rice - it was great. Glasses

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  • Loved it!

    Submitted by tporter25 on 27. January 2016 - 14:26.

    Loved it!

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  • This is so good and super

    Submitted by ss2150 on 15. January 2016 - 19:38.

    This is so good and super easy. Hardest part was measuring the spices!! Lol

    I added the cashews to thicken it up. Worked a treat!

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  • Huge hit with the whole

    Submitted by ljw73 on 30. December 2015 - 12:24.

    Huge hit with the whole family

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  • Really tasty and kids love

    Submitted by Molly-grub on 1. December 2015 - 20:01.

    Really tasty and kids love it. I made the sauce in the thermomix and then added the sauce to the meat in my cast iron pot and let it simmer away.

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  • I did. It was 'ok'

    Submitted by jacqui248 on 2. November 2015 - 18:53.

    I did. It was 'ok'

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  • Has anyone tried to make this

    Submitted by Harrop16 on 2. November 2015 - 18:38.

    Has anyone tried to make this without cashews/nuts? We are a nut free household for allergy reasonstmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Thanks for sharing, love this

    Submitted by emmz on 21. October 2015 - 22:33.

    Thanks for sharing, love this recipe and is a weekly staple. I add 100g cashew for our family and most times increase the chicken a little but we do love a saucy butter chicken so this is a winner - even with the 10mth old and 3 yr old  Love

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