Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

If you are my friend on Instagram, chances are you have already seen this picture. I make this chicken often, especially for lunch. It’s quick, easy and it is one of my favorite ways to consume about 85 grams of protein in one sitting.

Melt a tbsp of butter in a skillet and add half a diced onion. Saute until translucent. Add bite sized chicken breast pieces. A usual chicken breast is about 8 oz. cooked, which will give you about 72 grams of protein. Depending on where my protein needs and my workouts are for the day, I eat about half to three-quarters of a breast at a sitting.

When the breast is almost cooked (it doesn’t take very long at all!) add 2 tbsp of tomato paste and just enough water for the consistency you want. I will add about 1/4 cup, but I like my gravy fairly thick. Cover, simmer, cook another 5 minutes or until chicken in cooked through.

Add 1/2 tsp chili powder, salt to taste and 1/2 tsp of garam masala. Add more spices if desired.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with a tortilla.

Total calories: 675 (with tortilla)

Total protein: 79 grams (with tortilla)

Cost: ~$2.50

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