Healthy Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) Recipe

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Healthy Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
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  1. Spray a 12 nonstick skillet with cooking spray and sear the chicken cubes. Once done, take the chicken out of the pan and put aside.
  2. Sauté onion in one teaspoon of canola oil on low heat.
  3. Add turmeric powder and sauté for another 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste and sauté another minute.
  4. Add butter, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, garam masala, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, cumin and sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add chicken back to the pan and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in milk, yogurt, tomato puree, and water.
  7. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 255.65 Kcal (1070 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.48g 16%
Cholesterol 84.12mg 28%
Sodium 1002.12mg 42%
Potassium 815.71mg 17%
Total Carbs 13.99g 5%
Sugars 8.22g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2.23g 9%
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin C 11.7mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Calcium 135.2mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 35.19 Kcal (147 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.44g 16%
Cholesterol 11.58mg 28%
Sodium 137.95mg 42%
Potassium 112.29mg 17%
Total Carbs 1.93g 5%
Sugars 1.13g 33%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 9%
Protein 3.85g 56%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 19%
Iron 0.1mg 4%
Calcium 18.6mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.5
  • 7

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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