Easy, Keto Butter Chicken

The first time I looked up a recipe for butter chicken, I was very surprised to learn that it is not actually chicken cooked in butter. Am I the only one surprised by this?! However, I was very excited to learn that butter chicken is actually an incredibly flavorful, Indian chicken dish. It is one that I know you are going to love.

Butter chicken is made using onions, garlic, fresh ginger, garam masala, tomato paste, chicken, coconut milk, cilantro, and lime juice. All of these flavors are very common in Indian cuisine which is known for its powerful flavor combinations. Garam masala, especially, is an ingredient you see a lot in Indian recipes. But what is it exactly?

Low Carb Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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Garam masala is a blend of spices that is used in curries, lentil dishes, soups and so much more. It is as common as salt and pepper throughout India. Garam masala is made by blending cinnamon, mace, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and cardamom pods. Sometimes the spice has nutmeg and cloves added into the mix as well. All of the spices are ground together into a powder and then used as any other seasoning. The strong flavors add so much to any dish and “garam masala” actually translates to mean “hot spice”! It is definitely a spice you should always have on hand.

Okay, back to our butter chicken recipe! Once you have all of your ingredients together to make this low carb chicken, you only have to spend about 5 minutes in the kitchen cooking. Saute the onions and garlic in a large skillet and then add the seasonings and cook for another minute. Cooking the seasonings over high heat helps release the flavors of each spice, making them more powerful and delicious.

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Transfer the veggies and spices from the saute pan and into a slow cooker. Add the chicken breast, lime juice, and coconut milk to the bowl of the slow cooker then cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours. Come back later and the chicken will be perfectly tender and smooth. If you are still wondering why an incredibly flavorful Indian chicken dish is called “butter chicken”, this is why. The chicken is so tender and so perfectly cooked that it is as smooth as butter! Now I get it.

Butter chicken is traditionally served over rice but we chose to use cauliflower rice to keep it low carb. You can find cauliflower rice in most grocery stores in the freezer section of the store. It is also very easy to make at home. All you need to do is place some raw cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until it looks like rice! Steam the rice in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften it and then it’s ready to use.

Slow cooker butter chicken has to be one of the most flavorful keto recipes I have ever made. I know that it is one you and your family will love too. Anything that is this easy and tastes this good has to be a winner! Enjoy.

Keto Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
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Macros per serving:
• 531 Calories
• 34g of Fat
• 49g of Protein
• 5g of Net Carbs
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours
Keto Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per serving:
• 531 Calories
• 34g of Fat
• 49g of Protein
• 5g of Net Carbs
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours
Serves
6 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours
Servings: servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 pounds chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in a large skillet and melt over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan and cook for two minutes.
  3. Add the ginger, garam masala and salt to the pan and stir. Cook for one minute.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the mix into the pot of a slow cooker.
  5. Add the chicken breast, lime juice and coconut milk to the slow cooker as well, Stir briefly to coat the chicken in the sauce.
  6. Cover and cook over low heat for 7 hours.
  7. Serve the cooked butter chicken with the cauliflower rice and sprinkle each plate with the fresh chopped cilantro. Enjoy hot.
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