- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 medium Onion
- 1.5 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp Pink Salt
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
The Best Keto Butter Chicken Recipe
A Saturday Night Saviour!
Love your regular Indian takeaway on a Saturday night? So do we. Which is why here at The Keto Cookbook, we’ve come up with the best keto butter chicken recipe to tickle your taste buds. Trust us, it’s so full of flavor you won’t know the difference! There’s even so many added benefits with getting in the kitchen and making it yourself!
Keep on reading to find out more.
This recipe, the best keto butter chicken recipe, is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but we like to save it for the weekend. This not because the steps are difficult or long, but because it tastes so good, it could almost be takeout!
Only very simple ingredients are needed and these are all things you can buy at the local store. To start, you’ll need some chicken breast, which is the most common section of the chicken used in curry dishes. For the mouth-watering sauce, you’ll need some butter, heavy whipping cream and tomato paste. Any tomato paste will do, but be careful not to use one that contains a lot of sugar. These will only add calories you don’t need.
The only veggie used is an onion, but this really helps bring together the rest of the flavors. These include garlic, turmeric, ground ginger, chili powder, cinnamon and salt to season. But don’t worry readers, there’s no need to go out and buy a pestle and mortar! You can find all these spices ground and in a jar, so it really is very easy to just shake or pour these in.
Although this recipe contains high-calorie ingredients, such as butter and heavy whipping cream, the total number of calories only comes in at 385. This is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet and are in need of a little junk food. For Atkins lovers, this recipe is low in carbs, containing only 6 grams, and for keto lovers, it’s high in fat, containing 26.75 grams. The final thing that everyone is sure to love, is that this dish has an amazing 26.5 grams of protein. That is almost double the amount you would get in a similar takeout meal, plus you’re getting all the other benefits too.
Since this recipe is so full of spices but also packed with secret benefits that you might easily miss, we’ve compiled an easy bullet point list of some of the benefits of the ingredients in our recipe!
- Garlic can help ward off high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and the common cold, as it contains vitamins C and B6, and antioxidants such as selenium and manganese.
- Turmeric is one of the “trendy” spices of the moment, as it has been found to aid fat metabolism and help with weight management. It also has inflammatory properties, which can help people with arthritis.
- Ginger is great at relieving nauseous symptoms, especially motion sickness or morning sickness, and help can relieve muscle aches and pains
- Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar levels, which may stop you from feeling hungry after a meal. Stronger doses have even been documented as reducing the risk of heart disease
- Chili powder is the ultimate spice for revving up your metabolism and burning fat. It also contains vitamin C, which can help strengthen the immune system, heal injuries and fight infections
So, there you have it! A massive list of reasons to try the best keto butter chicken recipe in the world! This goes great with our Keto Cauli Rice! Remember, feel free to let us know how you get on with making it! We really love hearing from you all!
Cut the chicken up into bite sized chunks and generously coat them in the turmeric, ginger, salt, chili powder and cinnamon. Set aside in a bowl.
Heat a skillet to medium heat and add the butter. As the butter melts dice the onion and garlic and add it to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
Increase the pan heat to medium-high and add the chicken. Cook it almost entirely through - the outside should be white and this will take about 3-5 minutes.
Once the chicken looks almost fully cooked add in the heavy whipping cream and tomato paste. Using a spatula mix in the tomato paste so it runs smooth through the heavy whipping cream. It should be an orange color at this point.
5] Turn the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid for 5-7 minutes.
Remove lid and combine. The chicken is fully cooked and you should be able to eat it. However, if you like a thicker curry sauce allow it to reduce with the lid off until it reaches the consistency you like.