Keto Butter Chicken Recipe

Published on December 21st 2021 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Front shot of Keto Butter chicken in a skillet with a spoon

Craving Indian takeout, but want to skip those dreaded carbs? Have some of this Keto Butter Chicken. This restaurant-quality dish is packed with protein, fat, and very few carbs. So, you can enjoy it, yet not feel guilty. What's more, it's simple to make and is ready in just 30 minutes. Best of all, it's rich, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The turmeric, ginger, chili powder, and cinnamon provide a pleasant warmth. The coolness of the cream offsets this. To mop up all that tasty sauce, serve it with cauliflower rice.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons.


  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breast

  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream

  • 2 tablespoons Butter

  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

  • 1/4 medium Onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

  • Freshly ground Black Pepper for garnish, Optional

  • Fresh Parsley for garnish, Optional


On a cutting board, cut chicken breast into cubes.

To a large bowl, add turmeric powder, ground ginger, salt, chili powder, and cinnamon.

To an large skillet over medium heat, add butter. Once hot, add onions and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes until onions become translucent.

Increase heat to medium-high, adding diced chicken—Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add heavy cream and tomato paste, whisking well. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer from 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove lid, and stir well.

Top with ground black pepper and fresh parsley. Serve in plates or bowls with cauliflower rice or low-carb flatbread.

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