Butter Chicken with Rice

Here is the recipe of BUTTER CHICKEN WITH RICE using our CocoEarth Liquid Coconut Oil & Grass-fed Ghee butter that was featured in the Woolworths Fresh Magazine July 2019 issue.


  • 2 tbs Coco Earth Liquid Coconut Oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 50g tomato paste
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 400ml can light coconut cream
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 200g cauliflower florets
  • 1 bunch broccolini, cut into thirds
  • 11/2 tbs Coco Earth Ghee Butter
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander, plus extra to serve steamed basmati rice Mission Naan Bread
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds, toasted lemon wedges, to serve


1 Heat the Liquid Coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and spices and stir for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in tomato paste and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add coconut cream and season.

2 Increase heat to medium-high and bring sauce to a simmer. Add chicken, cauliflower and broccolini, stirring well to coat in sauce. Cover pan and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

3 Meanwhile, add Ghee Butter and coriander to rice and toss through with a fork to separate grains. Heat naan as per packet instructions.

4 Garnish the curry with almonds and extra coriander, and serve with rice, naan and lemon wedges.

You can purchase the CocoEarth liquid coconut oil from the cooking oil aisle of Woolworths and Coles or you can purchase it online from CocoEarth.

The grass-fed ghee butter is available in Woolworths and you can purchase it online from the CocoEarth Website.