Easy Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Allergy-Free)


Quick, easy, and healthy! This lighten-up Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken is gluten-free, paleo, and top 8 allergy-free! A delicious dinner recipe starting with a simple coconut yogurt marinade, then cooked right in a single skillet with a creamy tomato-based sauce!




  1. In a large bowl, combine the cubed chicken, coconut yogurt, lemon juice, and all the spices. Mix to coat and let marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  2. In a large seasoned cast iron skillet, heat the skillet with the 2 tablespoons of butter before adding the marinated chicken and yogurt mixture straight into the hot skillet.
  3. Saute the chicken, cooking over high heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Now add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, coconut milk, and starch to the cooking chicken.
  5. Mix everything together in the skillet and continue to cook the butter chicken for another 8-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is thoroughly cooked through.