Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Keto Butter Chicken

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
pinch cinnamon
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. 


  1. This looks so lush!! Love the touch of cinnamon and cream. I'd need extra rice or naan for soaking up all that delicious sauce!! Can't wait to try!

  2. I love butter chicken, and your recipe looks so simple, but creamy and delicious. I've never heard of Konjac rice, but am heading over to Google it right away. :-)

    1. Thank you! Konjac rice is different but so great for those doing low carb :)

  3. I love your version of Butter Keto Chicken, Jo and so thrilled to see that you used cauliflower rice or konjac rice as an alternative. I am pinning to try soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us! 😊

  4. Knowing I could eat Butter Chicken would make me feel better too! This version looks delicious and cauliflower rice is really good!

    1. Thank you! I am in love with cauliflower rice :)