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Keto Butter Chicken

Prepare the chicken and marinade ahead for a deep flavour. The tastiest Keto butter chicken recipe out there - accompanied by garlic naan and coconut rice! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 507 kcal



  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste or minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste or minced
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt full fat
  • 1 tablesoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes optional
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 drop red food colouring
  • 1 drop yellow food colouring
  • 600 grams chicken thigh diced

Spice Mix

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

Butter Chicken Sauce

  • 1/2 brown onion finelay diced
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste or minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste or minced
  • 1 400 gram tin crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 50 grams almond meal/flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 drops liquid stevia optional
  • 1 small bunch coriander to serve, optional


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the diced chicken thigh, and marinate for 4 - 24 hours in the fridge, covered. *Note, don't use a white plastic bowl as it will be stained!* 

  2. Measure out your spice mix in a small bowl. 

  3. Place a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat and add half the butter (approx 65grams) and the chopped onion, crushed garlic and ginger. Saute until the onion is lightly browned.

  4. Add the remaining butter and prepared spices and stir to combine. Fry off for 2 - 3 minutes until fragrant. 

  5. Add the marinated chicken and combine with the onion and butter mixture. Continue to cook for 5 - 7 minutes until the chicken is lightly browed and you cannot see any pink bits. 

  6. Add the tin of tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine thoroughly and coat the chicken. 

  7. Simmer for 20 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. *Prepare your garlic naan and coconut rice now if you wish* 

  8. Add the almond meal, cream and sweetener and stir to combine. Let simmer for a further 5 minutes until thickened to your liking. 

  9. Serve with coriander, coconut rice and garlic naan for a keto feast!

Nutrition Facts
Keto Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 877mg38%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1330IU27%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.