18 May Lightened Up Butter Chicken
I have made many many butter chicken recipes, but this one is a keeper! This was the first time I didn’t use any cream when making this dish. I had every intention too, but the cashew cream was so decadent that there was no need. You’ll be surprised at how rich and creamy the result is, and it’s nearly indistinguishable from dairy cream, but with a much healthier nutrition profile. I also marinated the chicken in yogurt which helped increase the decadent factor. This recipe is perfect for anyone looking to cut back on their saturated fat intake to help keep their cholesterol in check. Cashews also provide a great dose of protein, magnesium, and zinc. Get creative and swap cashew cream in your favorite cream-based soups, creamy pasta sauces, and rich desserts as a way to cut back on saturated fat without sacrificing a rich flavor.