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Easy butter chicken with red lentils

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  • High in protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free

A twist on the classic, this red lentil butter chicken makes a warming dinner. Serve it with naan bread, coriander and lime wedges.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Easy butter chicken with red lentils


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, halved, sliced
  • 600g Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Thigh Fillets, halved
  • 485g jar Coles Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (100g) dried red lentils
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • Natural yoghurt, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until onion softens. Season the chicken. Add to the pan and cook for 2-3 mins or until just brown all over.
  2. Step 2

    Add the simmer sauce, tomato, lentils and stock to the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Cover partially and cook, stirring often, for 20 mins or until lentils are tender, chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Top the curry with the yoghurt. Season to serve.

    Serve with naan bread, lime wedges and coriander sprigs

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 2077kJ/497 Cals (24%)

Protein: 36g (72%)

Fat: 24g (34%)

Sat fat: 6g (25%)

Carb: 31g (10%)

Sugar: 13g (14%)

Fibre: 5g (17%)

Sodium: 771mg (39%)