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Paleo Butter Chicken -

Paleo Butter Chicken

  • Author: Adapted from Pam's family
  • Total Time: 50-60 min
  • Yield: 2-3 lbs 1x


  • 23 lbs (family pack) boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 1/2 large onions (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder or 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 heaping tsp turmeric
  • 1 heaping tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 370 ml tomato paste
  • 12 cans coconut milk
  • 1 heaping tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup sliced almond
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  1. Melt ghee in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add salt and onions. Cook until onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add in garlic, ginger, turmeric, paprika, and cayenne. Mix in and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato paste and mix thoroughly with spices (getting all of the spices stuck to the bottom of the pan).
  5. Add chicken and stir well.
  6. Once cooked, stir in coconut milk and garam masala. Cook until coconut is heated through.


Serve over riced cauliflower, topped with cilantro and sliced almonds.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35-45 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: Indian
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