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Keto Butter Chicken

Updated: Feb 4

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Yields 4 Servings


(Rege, 2020)

Ingredients

For the Marinade and Chicken

- ½ cup sour cream

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tbsp. lemon juice

- 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger

- 2 tsp. garam masala

- ½ tsp. chili powder

- 1 tsp. ground cumin

- Kosher salt

- 1 ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces


For the Sauce

- 2 tbsp. ghee, divided

- 1 medium yellow onion, minced

- 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tbsp. tomato paste

- 2 tsp. garam masala

- ½ tsp. ground fenugreek

- 1 cup heavy cream

- Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving

- Cooked cauliflower rice, for serving (optional)


Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk all the marinade ingredients with 1 teaspoon salt.


2. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover with plastic and let marinate at least 30 minutes or up to two hours in the refrigerator.


3. In a large skillet over medium-hight heat, heat 1 tablespoon ghee.


4. Add marinated chicken and cook, tossing a few times until golden in places, about 5 minutes.

5. Transfer chicken to a plate.


6. Add remaining 1 tablespoon ghee to skillet along with onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just turning golden, about 5 minutes.


7. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring 1 minute.


8. Add tomato paste, 1 ½ cups water, garam masala, and fenugreek, and return chicken to the skillet. Bring to a simmer.


9. Stir in heavy cream and cook, simmering, until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 8 minutes.


10. Garnish with cilantro and serve over cauliflower rice, if desired.


11. Enjoy!


Works Cited

Rege, L. (2020, January 9). Keto Butter Chicken. Retrieved from delish: https://www.delish.com/cooking/nutrition/a30432686/keto-butter-chicken-recipe/

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