Gluten-Free Low-Fat Indian Butter Chicken

Published on Mar 03, 2014

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 6
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Indian cuisine is well known for its exotic spices. In this recipe, we focus on blending traditional Indian spices like garam masala, paprika, and curry powder and elevating the flavor of your butter chicken with the perfect spice combination.

Our gluten-free adaptation uses a custom blend of Indian spices, including curry powder, to simplify the ingredient list without compromising taste. Experience the aromatic essence of this Indian chicken dish without the gluten.

overview of low fat Indian butter chicken in a skillet


What is Gluten-Free Low-Fat Indian Butter Chicken?

While traditional butter chicken is known for its rich sauce made with butter and cream, our version takes a lighter route. By substituting coconut milk for butter and cream, we achieve the same creamy texture without the excess fats. Indulge in the authentic taste of butter chicken with a healthier twist, perfect for those seeking a guilt-free Indian chicken dish.


How do I store and reheat butter chicken leftovers?

Store leftover butter chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, gently warm it on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of water or coconut milk if needed to maintain the sauce’s consistency.

Can I freeze low-fat butter chicken?

Yes, butter chicken can be frozen for future enjoyment. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Indian butter chicken with rice in a pan

A brief history of Indian butter chicken.

Butter chicken (murgh makhani) originated in Dehli, in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal restaurant. The sauce was created by adding butter and tomato to the leftover chicken juices in the marinade trays from which they used to sell hundreds of portions of Tandoori Chicken every day.

This dish is essentially a restaurant dish because there are no tandoors in most kitchens at home. The authentic chicken dish consists of tandoor-cooked chicken in a sauce.

What can I serve with gluten free butter chicken?

Butter chicken pairs well with rice, gluten free naan, or roti. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve alongside yogurt or a cooling cucumber salad for a complete and satisfying meal. This Gluten-Free low-fat chicken dish pairs beautifully with one of our delicious gluten free  rice dishes.

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Meet Kristina. Passionate about creating delicious, innovative gluten free recipes, and author of two gluten free cookbooks, “Entertaining The Gluten Free Way” and “Small Bites The Gluten Free Way”.

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