Melissa’s ‘Shortcut’ Butter Chicken

If you love the convenience of oven-roasted meals — (toss in pan and let the oven do the magic) — then give this a try!

Otherwise you may cook this dish entirely on the stove-top but it will take longer if your cauliflower is raw.

{I love roasted cauliflower which is how this dish came together at the last minute.}

I had put the onions, chicken, and cauliflower into the oven with the curry powder with different intentions on how to finish—-


(Versatile meals are a must! Turn boring, into AMAZING!)


Gather all ingredients! Have them washed, sliced, or diced. Preparation is key!

**You will not see accurate amounts listed in any of my recipes. This makes them easy to vary, dependent on how many servings you require. Add as little, or as much, as you need. Leftovers make great lunches!

{Per person: Approximately 1 cup of cooked proteins ( beans, meats), 1 cup of complex carbohydrates ( potatoes, rice, couscous, pasta ), 1 cup of veggies, 1/2 TBSP of healthy fats.}

Season to taste. Start with a bit of the herbs, spices, and sauces; continue adding, tasting and building up your flavours – as you go along!

Organic Ingredients:

  • Chicken – breast or boneless thigh meat

  • Onions – diced

  • Cauliflower – chopped (optional)

  • Garam Masalaif you enjoy curry dishes, invest in some!

  • Curry Powder

  • Garbanzo Beansaka Chickpeas (canned or pre-cooked)

  • Tomato paste or tomato sauce – Whatever you prefer, or have on hand. (NOT pasta sauce — it will alter the outcome)

  • Plain yogurt – (cream or canned coconut milk can be used)

  • Organic Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil ( for deep frying pan or Dutch Oven – deep pot


  1. Preheat oven to 325 — OR — if cooking on stovetop…..

  2. Heat cooking pot – add cooking oil of choice. Coconut & Avocado are both great, and are both a source of healthy fats!

  3. Add onions, chicken, and cauliflower to pan.

  4. Add curry powder and garam masala, stir.

  5. Cook on stovetop or in oven, until cauliflower is slightly softened.

  6. Add tomato sauce, cream/coconut milk, or yogurt.

  7. Toss in garbanzo beans, and stir.

  8. Put back in oven until sauce is bubbling!

If you’re serving over rice, be sure and have it cooking while the chicken is in the oven!


ORGANIC STAPLES — wholesale pricing!

ORGANIC MATTERS <—– Click link!

Here’s where I source most of my organic pantry staples! Product links included above – and the size of the smallest bags (come sealed) are really quite big. Far more value than in-store purchases.


Keep an eye on your local flyers –

  • or get the Flipp app (can also use the Flipp webpage which links to your phone app!)

  • Enter your postal/zip code – choose the flyers you’ll be most likely to use.

  • Create a grocery list in the app! It will show you what’s on sale and offers options to tag the sale posts!

  • Enter the keyword ORGANIC to your list!!! It will show you everything – every organic item available!

  • List ORGANIC CHICKEN BROTH specifically and watch for sales. It often goes on sale for the same cost as the non-organic, and that’s when I stock up (no pun intended!)

  • If you have a COSTCO membership, they sell ORGANIC soup broths in bulk, very inexpensively! I usually grab a couple of each (chicken and beef broth), when I’m in the city!

For optimal health, it is best to not consume non-organic foods. Always look for the Certified Organic label to know what is safest….and KNOW your local grower! Not all local products are non-toxic.


I hope that by sharing some of my adventures in the kitchen, you will become more creative in yours!

Thanks for joining me!

Melissa xo
Your friendly-neighbourhood-kitchen-witch :)\


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