Today I am happy to share my Keto Butter Chicken recipe is one of the best supper recipes on our food blog. This recipe has all the influential flavors that we can relate to Indian food, and it is pretty easy to make. The best way to serve this keto butter chicken is over a bed of brown rice or keto naan for a delicious low carb lunch.
I love to have a portion of Indian food on my keto diet this Keto Butter Chicken is our current favorite Indian recipe to make at home. Now let me discuss what is a ketogenic diet and how it is distinct from another diet plan.
The ketogenic diet or keto diet is a low carb, high-fat diet that offers you numerous health benefits. The consumption of low carb sets your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes amazingly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease.
There are four types of ketogenic diet
Standard ketogenic diet (SKD):
This is a pretty low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein, and only 5% carbs.
Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD):
This diet involves higher-carb , such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.
Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD):
This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.
High-protein ketogenic diet:
This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein, and 5% carbs.
However, only the standard and high-protein ketogenic diets have been studied extensively. Cyclical or targeted ketogenic diets are more advanced methods and primarily used by bodybuilders or athletes.
Now, after describing what it was, I would normally offer a bite to anyone willing to taste this authentic keto butter chicken recipe on their keto diet. For keto diet please make sure that you will use the low carb ingredients. Moreover, For this recipe, we are using fresh cream instead of curd to make this recipe keto-friendly. Also, we are going to bypass the marinade completely and achieve the thick sauce consistency by using heavy cream and tomato paste when the chicken is nearly done cooking. In this recipe it takes just a few minutes to assemble all the ingredients. And once that’s done, the cooking itself is a matter of minutes.
Now let’s perform the easy keto butter chicken recipe, a typical north Indian dish with intense flavor.
YIELDS: 3 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 20 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 30 MINS
1 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi
2 Pieces of Tomatoes
2 Pieces of Onions
3 Cloves of Garlic
1 Inch Ginger
4 tsp Butter
2 tsp of Fresh Cream
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 tsp Turmeric
Salt To Taste
First, start by cutting the chicken into pieces and place in a large bowl with 1 tsp cumin powder,1 tsp red chilli powder,2 tsp garam masala and Crush the fenugreek or Kasuri methi in your palm and add to the chicken.
Now, for the sauce, place the onion, ginger, garlic, crushed tomatoes in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth
Heat the pan and add 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces one by one on that pan with the help of tong. Fry until the color of the chicken pieces changes into golden brown.
Flip each piece and while it’s cooking add the butter at different spots in the pan. The give it all a good mix.
Add in the sauce and rinse out the blender with some water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes so that the spices and tomato can be cooked out.
Let simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Salt to taste.
- Once it’s done turn off the heat and add in the heavy cream. (you can also cook it with the cream for a few minutes if you like) and then finish with coriander. You can drizzle with a splash of cream.
- Serve with Keto naan.
Butter chicken is another one of those Indian dishes that you will see in Indian restaurants all over the world. But It is not always Keto-friendly because some recipes use some sugar and it does use a fair amount of onion and tomato which pushes up the carb count. I decided to make it up the regular butter chicken and turn it into a Keto butter chicken.
However, you can use bone-in (skinless!) chicken instead of boneless chicken, just you’ll have to cook it a little longer in the sauce (around 30-45 minutes).
If you have time, you can marinate the chicken the day before you cooking it. Then the chicken will be amazingly soft, and it is going to taste even more heavenly. You can store the butter chicken in a sealed container for up to 10 days in the fridge and 2 months in the freezer. You can also use chicken thighs instead of breast for a higher fat content. Also, If you are vegetarian you can replace the chicken with tofu or paneer as per your choice. Moreover you can use coconut cream instead of fresh cream and tofu for vegan version. So, Enjoy this keto butter chicken.