Keto Butter Chicken

I love Indian food. When I was in college every Saturday afternoon my girlfriends and I would meet at our favorite Indian buffet to cure our hangovers and dish about the night before.

We had a tradition of going to a local bar, Soundbar, every Friday night. We called it Soundbar Friday and we kept the tradition up for a whole year. Should I be proud of that or embarrassed? Nah, I’m proud.

Indian food has always reminded me of those Saturday afternoons with scandalous conversation and delicious food. I’ve been wanting to go to an Indian restaurant here in Vegas but my husband hates Indian food so I haven’t had it in years.

Since I’ve started keto again and especially since I’ve started this blog I’ve been looking for new recipes. So, when I was perusing Keto Connect’s YouTube channel and saw butter chicken I was intrigued. (I told you guys I would try out more of their recipes!) Check out their video here!

Before we even get into the recipe I have to say this: Wow! The spices are perfect and the sauce is creamy. It really takes me back!

Okay, so into the recipe. It’s not difficult to make by any means but it does involve a few steps.


  • 1.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste

Step 1: Add the salt, turmeric, chili powder, curry powder, ginger and cinnamon to a bowl.

Step 2: Wash and dice one pound of chicken thighs. (The Keto Connect recipe calls for chicken breasts but we’re on keto and I’m not messing with lean meats.)

Step 3: Add the diced chicken thighs to the spices making sure to coat the chicken thoroughly.

Spices for Keto Butter Chicken

Step 4: Heat a skillet to medium heat and add the butter and garlic. (The Keto Connect recipe calls for onion as well but onions aren’t completely keto friendly and I’m trying to keep this as low carb as possible.)

Step 5: Add the chicken to the butter and garlic and cook the chicken mostly through.

Step 6: Add the heavy cream and tomato paste to the skillet. Once mixed together, turn the stove down to low and cover the skillet. Let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes.

Butter Chicken and broccoli.

After the chicken had simmered I took the lid off and let the sauce cook down into a thicker consistency.

Butter Chicken

The product may not look pretty but it was delicious! The spices are fragrant and blend beautifully on the palette! The only thing missing was naan bread and the girls.

What do you guys think? Is there a type of cuisine that you always had after a night out in college?

Be well!

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