Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Bal's No-Butter Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 7 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1 small red onion, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon garam masala

1 teaspoon red chile flakes

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

1 pound chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into cubes

1/4 cup low-fat yogurt

1/2 cup water

Serving suggestion: Serve with roti or rice.


  1. Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. When it starts to get hot, add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook for 4 minutes, or until the onion is golden. Add the tomato paste, brown sugar, cumin seeds, garam masala, red chile flakes, turmeric, and salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken cubes and stir well to coat. Add the yogurt and water and cook, stirring until the chicken is done, about 8 minutes. Serve the chicken with roti or rice.