Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1
Calories 520.1 kcal


  • 125 g cauliflower rice Birds Eye
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 125 g chicken thigh fillets cubed
  • 1/4 brown onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cloves
  • 1/2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup tomato passata or puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup kale roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1/4 lemon juiced


  • Place frozen Birds Eye Cauliflower Rice in a microwave safe dish. Cook uncovered on HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring halfway. Remove excess moisture from Cauliflower Rice (see TIP).
  • Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chilli, ginger and sauté for 2 mins until softened.
  • Add spices, cloves and bay leaf to the frypan and stir for a minute. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
  • Pour in tomato passata, coconut cream and tomato paste. Stir, cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the lid, add kale, stir and continue to simmer uncovered for a further 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve the butter chicken on a bed of cauliflower rice.
  • Top with fresh coriander and drizzle with fresh lemon juice if desired.


TIP: Ensure as much of the moisture is removed from the Cauliflower Rice by firmly pressing in a sieve. Alternatively, place in a clean chux or tea towel, twist and squeeze.

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.