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Keto Butter Chicken – [Best] Indian Style Low Carb Butter Chicken

Keto Butter Chicken – This low carb butter chicken recipe can be made in under 30 minutes that is full of Indian flavors and spices which is rich, creamy and so delicious and is very easy to make served over cauliflower rice or keto naan.

keto butter chicken

This version of keto butter chicken curry can be made in a skillet, slow cooker or Instant Pot. (you can choose whatever you feel like).

Being an Indian guy, this keto diet butter chicken is in my all-time best dinner recipe because whenever I make it for my family they just love it, especially the creamy sauce.

What Cut of Chicken To Use?

I always recommend using chicken thigh meat, use any cut of the chicken but don’t use chicken breasts because they dry out pretty quickly and you will not get that juicy chicken pieces.

low carb butter chicken

What To Do With The Leftovers?

Simply pack them airtight containers and keep it in the fridge for upto 3-4 days and you are good to go!

When ready to heat, reheat them gently, covered, to avoid drying out or reheat in the microwave on 50% power.

What To Serve With This Keto Low Carb Butter Chicken?

I usually served it over a bed of cauliflower rice, keto naan bread, with a side of a green vegetable, roasted veggies like broccoli or zucchini.

keto butter chicken instant pot

Keto Butter Chicken Instant Pot

  • Place all ingredients into an Instant Pot except the butter, heavy cream and 1 tsp of garam masala.
  • Mix the sauce well and place the chicken pieces on top.
  • Close the lid and set for timer for 10 minutes on high, and let it naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes. Release all remaining pressure.
  • Open up the lid, remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Add the heavy cream, cut-up butter, and remaining 1 tsp of garam masala and stir until well incorporated. (let the sauce cool a little bit before adding the butter and cream).
  • Add the chicken back to the pot and heat through.
  • Done! Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve over cauliflower rice.

keto butter chicken slow cooker

Keto Butter Chicken Slow Cooker

  • Place all the ingredients except the butter, cream, and 1 tsp f garam masala to the slow cooker.
  • Mix them well and place the chicken on top of the sauce.
  • Place the lid cook on high for 4-5 hours on or on low for 8 hours.
  • Open the lid, remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Let the sauce gets a little cool before adding the butter and the cream. Add the cut up butter and heavy cream and stir well.
  • Put the chicken back to the slow cooker and heat through. Add the remaining garam masala and mix well.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.

Low Carb Keto Butter Chicken

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Keto Butter Chicken (Low Carb Indian Style)

keto butter chicken

This low carb keto butter chicken recipe can be made in under 30 minutes that is full of Indian flavors and spices which is rich, creamy, delicious and is very easy to make served over cauliflower rice or keto naan.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek (also known as kasoori methi), optional
  • 1 (14 ounce) Tomatoes, canned or pureed
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, medium size
  • 1/2 teaspoons Cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 4 ounces butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • Fresh chopped coriander leaves, for garnishing


  1. Blend the ginger, garlic, onion, and tomato into a puree.
  2. Marinate the chicken with Kasuri methi, salt, cayenne, paprika, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala. Set aside for at least 15 minutes to up to 2 hours.
  3. Heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, once a little hot, add the chicken and fry them.
  4. Flip the chicken pieces and cook on the other side. At this time, add the cut-up butter and mix well.
  5. Add in the puree and combine well with chicken. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes so that the rawness of the spices and tomato can be cooked out.
  6. Turn off the heat, stir in with the heavy cream. Top with fresh coriander leaves.
  7. Serve over cauliflower rice.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 431Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 198mgSodium 857mgCarbohydrates 8gSugar 4gProtein 37g

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