I loooove butter chicken. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to eat it while following a keto eating plan. As luck would have it I found a few recipes that lowered the carbs in butter chicken. I amalgamated a few recipes and threw in my own touches and came up with this version that is only 6 carbs per serving! You can serve this with cauliflower rice (1 cup has 5 carbs) or with Konjac Rice
Konjac Rice has 0 carbs and only 10 calories so is great for a low carb diet. The texture is a little weird but when you serve it with something saucy, like butter chicken, it is fabulous!
Keto Butter Chicken
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs), cut up
1 1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 medium onion, finely diced
1 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup whipping cream
Coat chicken pieces in spices, set aside. Prep the rest of your ingredients so you are ready to go.
Heat butter over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add in garlic and onion, cook 2 minutes.
Add in chicken and cook until chicken is done.
Add in tomato paste and cream.
Simmer for 5 – 7 minutes. (If you prefer your sauce thicker then continue to simmer until you reach your desired consistency.)
Serve hot with your favorite rice (or cauliflower rice, or Konjac rice!)
Serve side by side or…
Stir it all up! Either way it is super tasty and a great meal regardless of if you are following keto.
Another plus? It only dirties one pan, takes about 10 minutes of prep, and from start to finish is under half an hour. Gotta love quick and easy!
As written, recipe makes 4 servings but can easily be doubled.