Butter ChickenButter Chicken

Indian food is rich with a variety of nourishing spices. This fast and easy Butter Chicken is a popular recipe for those on a keto diet.

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Makes: 6 servings

 

INGREDIENTS:

        1.5 lbs chicken breast

        2 Tablespoons garam masala

        3 teaspoons ginger, grated

        3 teaspoons garlic, minced

        4 oz plain yogurt

        1 tablespoon coconut oil


SAUCE:

        2 tablespoons ghee

        1 onion

        2 teaspoons ginger, grated

        2 teaspoons garlic, minced

        14.5 oz crushed tomatoes

        1 teaspoon chili powder

        1 tablespoon coriander

        2 teaspoons cumin

        ½ cup heavy cream

        ½ tablespoon garam masala

 

OPTIONAL:

        cilantro

        cauliflower rice

 

DIRECTIONS:

1.        Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons garam masala, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic. Add in the yogurt, stir to combine. Chill at least 30 minutes.

2.        For the sauce, place the onion, ginger, garlic, crushed tomatoes and spices in a blender, and blend until smooth. Set aside.

3.        Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet, browning 3 to 4 minutes per side. Once browned pour in the sauce cook 5 to 6 minutes longer.

4.        Stir in the heavy cream and ghee, continue to cook another minute. Top with cilantro and serve with cauliflower rice if desired.


Recipe and Photo Credit: www.castironketo.net/blog/keto-butter-chicken