Easy gluten free chicken recipe

Gluten Free SunButter Chicken Recipe

It seems like no matter how many chicken recipes one has, one can always use another. This slightly exotic, easy, and really yummy chicken recipe is one I threw together from ingredients I had on hand. It was a last minute, I-need-to-make-dinner-quickly kind of recipe but one I will certainly make again. I could not figure out what to call it so I am just calling it gluten free SunButter chicken.

The SunButter adds a roasted, cooked-a-long-time sort of feel to the recipe but is not the prominent flavor. All the flavors in this recipe just sort of blend together to make the chicken taste, well, yummy. Yes, that is a highly sophisticated culinary term.

The list of ingredients might look long but you probably have most of them in your pantry already. And if not, feel free to make substitutions.

Quick and easy gluten free chicken dinner

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Easy gluten free chicken recipe
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Gluten Free SunButter Chicken Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Thai
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 red chilies thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • ¼ cup creamy or no-stir SunButter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced fire roasted tomatoes drained
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Cooked rice for serving, if desired


  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and add the garlic, chilies, ginger, and spices. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Add the SunButter, coconut milk, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and stir until the SunButter is fully incorporated. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the cilantro and serve over rice, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free SunButter Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 846mg35%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 24.2mg29%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Chicken Coconut Milk Dinner Ginger Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Rice SunButter Sunflower Seed Butter Tomatoes

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