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Ben Lee's Butter Chicken

This FODMAP IT!™recipe comes from Ben Lee. He asked us to convert his version of Butter Chicken into a low FODMAP version. We hope you try this easy, flavor-packed chicken dinner.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8 Servings
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 pounds (910 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Garlic-Infused Oil, made with vegetable oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon low FODMAP curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup (64 g) finely chopped scallions, green parts only
  • 1, 14.5 ounce (411 g) can diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces (227 g) lactose-free cream cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, optional


  1. Place cubed chicken and 1 teaspoon of Garlic-Infused Oil in a mixing bowl and season lightly with salt, stirring to coat and combine ingredients; set aside.
  2. Heat large skillet over low-medium heat, then add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Once heat is shimmering add the turmeric, cayenne, curry powder and ginger and stir for about 30 seconds to release the flavors. Add the scallion greens and sauté for about 1 minute to soften, then add chicken with any juices.
  3. Still over low-medium heat, toss chicken in mixture to coat and cook for a few minutes until all surfaces of the chicken are beginning too cook. Add tomatoes and any juices and stir to combine well with chicken mixture. Adjust heat so that mixture simmers gently, cover and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. Turn heat down, stir in cream cheese until well blended and immediately take off of the heat. Serve immediately with a side of basmati rice and garnish with cilantro, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Ben Lee's Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.