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Chef Ray – Butter Chicken

Simple and healthy to make this Indian inspired dish that is full of flavour.

From: Evans, Pete; (2014) Family Food Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited

Serves 4

  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1-2 pinches of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1x 400ml can coconut cream
  • 700g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • cauliflower rice
  1. Heat 4 tablespoons od the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes until translucent. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the garlic and spices. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the salt, lemon juice, coconut cream and the remainder of the coconut oil and mix well.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium and bring the sauce to a simmer. Add the chicken and stir until well coated with the sauce. Cover the pan with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  3. Garnish with the coriander and serve with the cauliflower rice.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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For more great recipes like this get Pete Evan’s Family Foodbook.

The bestselling family-friendly paleo cookbook from award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Pete Evans, with new book Eat Your Greens out soon.”With plenty of nutritious and tasty recipes to please everyone. Family Food is sure to be a winner with kids and adults everywhere.” Country Home IdeasFeaturing 130 nourishing recipes – all recipes are gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free.With two children of his own, Pete Evans knows how hard it can be to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table night after night. That’s why he’s put together his absolute favourite recipes for busy parents and their kids in Family Food. These meals follow Pete’s paleo style of eating – no grains, refined sugar or dairy, and a focus on sustainable meat and seafood, nuts and seeds, and loads of fresh veggies. There are heaps of quick, healthy and satisfying dinner ideas: Chicken Drumsticks with Rosemary and Lemon, Ginger and Chilli Fish Stir-fry, Cauliflower Fried Rice with Garlic Prawns, and Easy Pulled Pork Tortillas. While all of the recipes in Family Food can be enjoyed by young and old, there are specific chapters on baby and toddler food as well as kids’ lunches and snacks that you can be sure won’t be left in the bottom of the lunchbox: Chicken Pad Thai, Ham and Pineapple Pizza with Pete’s special paleo pizza dough, Kale Caesar Salad and Homemade Fruit Roll-ups. Guilt-free paleo treats include Strawberry Bliss Balls, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Blueberry and Chia Ice Cream.Family Food is filled with Pete Evans’ go-to recipes when he’s looking for something quick, tasty and nutritious to cook for his own loved ones, and these meals are sure to become favourites in your home too.

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