Keto Recipes

Keto Butter Chicken

Butter chicken, also known as Murgh Makhani, is a popular Indian dish that is rich, creamy, and flavorful. Traditional butter chicken recipes are typically high in carbs due to the use of sugary sauces and high-carb thickeners. However, this keto-friendly version of butter chicken is just as delicious and uses low-carb ingredients to keep the carb count down.



  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the diced onion to the skillet and sauté until it is soft and translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the skillet and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until it is browned on all sides.
  5. Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika, and cayenne pepper to the skillet and stir to coat the chicken.
  6. Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream to the skillet.
  8. Simmer the sauce for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts:

This recipe makes six servings, and the nutrition facts per serving are as follows:

  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 38g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
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