Keto Butter Chicken (3g Carbs)

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This delicious creamy Keto Butter Chicken recipe is super low carb and mildly spicy. It’s our all-time favorite low-carb Indian takeout meal. This low-carb butter chicken is great for meal prep; you can eat it for lunch or dinner. If you want to know how to make keto butter chicken curry go to the recipe card on our site.

keto butter chicken in a cast iron pan.
Deliciously cream keto butter chicken is a mildly spicy curry you can easily make at home.

This Keto Indian Butter Chicken Curry recipe makes six servings. One serving is 250g/9oz and has 5g net carbs.

Store leftover Low Carb Butter Chicken Curry in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

Keto Butter Chicken Curry Ingredients - easy Indian recipe
Keto Butter Chicken Curry Ingredients
  • Marinade Ingredients
  • ½ cup of Full Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • ½ inch of Ginger, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons of Garam Masala, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of Turmeric, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 pounds of Chicken Thighs cut into quarters
  • Curry Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of Ghee
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • ½ inch of Ginger, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons of Cumin, ground
  • 2 teaspoons of Garam Masala, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander, ground
  • 10 ounces of Tomato Passata
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 cup of Heavy Cream

How to Make Keto Butter Chicken 

How to make Keto Butter Chicken Curry - easy Indian recipe
How to make Keto Butter Chicken Curry
  1. Place the marinade ingredients, except the chicken, into a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Mix into the chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight for best results.
  3. Place a large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Add one tablespoon of the ghee and brown the chicken. Set aside.
  4. Place a large saucepan over high heat and add the remaining ghee, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, garam masala, and coriander. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion has softened.
  5. Add the tomato passata and salt and bring to a simmer.
  6. Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the sauce.
  7. Return over medium heat and add the cream and browned chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Serve with a side of Keto Cauliflower Rice, cilantro, and a drizzle of heavy cream.
Keto Butter Chicken

Keto Butter Chicken

This delicious creamy Keto Butter Chicken recipe is super low carb and mildly spicy. It's our all-time favorite low-carb Indian takeout meal. This low-carb butter chicken is great for meal prep; you can eat it for lunch or dinner. If you want to know how to make keto butter chicken curry go to the recipe card on our site.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 581kcal
Author: Gerri

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Ingredients

Marinade Ingredients

  • ½ cup Full Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • ½ inch Ginger finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala ground
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric ground
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 pound Chicken Thighs cut into quarters

Curry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • ½ inch Ginger finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin ground
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala ground
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander ground
  • 10 ounces Tomato Passata
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Place the marinade ingredients, except the chicken, into a small bowl and mix well.
  • Mix into the chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Place a large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the ghee and brown the chicken. Set aside.
  • Place a large saucepan over high heat and add the remaining ghee, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, garam masala, and coriander. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion has softened.
  • Add the tomato passata and salt and bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the sauce.
  • Return over medium heat and add the cream and browned chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve with a side of Keto Cauliflower Rice, cilantro and a drizzle of heavy cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 200g | Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg
Keto butter chicken in a cast iron pan.
Keto Butter Chicken Recipe – A Low Carb & Mildly Spicy Indian Curry

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7 thoughts on “Keto Butter Chicken (3g Carbs)”

  1. 5 stars
    At the beginning of the article for the recipe it states that the serving is 250g but lower on the page into nutrition it states 200g per serving? Which is it? Anyway great recipe, absolutely loved making it. Not had a curry in a long time so this was so good.

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  2. This is hands down one of the most delicious dinners I’ve ever made!
    I’ve made it three times now and the longer the chicken marinades, the better it is. So easy to scale up for cooking for family gathering.

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  3. I seldom remember to comment on recipes but I just had to say what a delicious curry this is! My whole family agreed this was so tasty, flavourful and utterly yummy!
    I’ll definitely be cooking this again and again! What a treat!

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  4. 5 stars
    Just made this and it is yum! Definitely will be making this a regular staple meal on our Keto journey!

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