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Butter Chicken Recipe

There’s something comforting about diving back into the kitchen after a hiatus, especially when the outcome is as delectable as this keto butter chicken. Despite my accidental twist with vanilla ghee, this dish remains a favorite, proving that even kitchen mishaps can lead to delightful surprises.

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken 

A creamy, flavorful delight that never fails to satisfy, especially after a hectic week. This rendition of keto butter chicken, inspired by @gnomgnom.yum’s recipe with a hint of improvisation, is sure to become a staple in your kitchen too.


  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • Ghee (make sure it’s not vanilla-flavored!)
  • Tomato paste
  • Heavy cream
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ginger
  • Garam masala
  • Paprika
  • Ground turmeric
  • Ground coriander
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Begin by heating ghee in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and ginger, sauté until fragrant.
  3. Introduce tomato paste, stirring well to incorporate.
  4. Sprinkle in garam masala, paprika, turmeric, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add chicken thighs to the skillet, coating them evenly with the spice mixture.
  6. Pour in heavy cream, stirring gently.
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer, allowing the flavors to meld and the chicken to cook through.
  8. Once chicken is tender and cooked, garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content:

  • Chicken thighs: 0g carbs
  • Ghee: 0g carbs
  • Tomato paste: 3g carbs per tablespoon
  • Heavy cream: 0.8g carbs per tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves: 1g carb per clove
  • Ginger: 2g carbs per tablespoon (approximate)
  • Spices: Negligible carb content
  • Fresh cilantro: Negligible carb content


Embrace the joy of rediscovering kitchen favorites and the excitement of unexpected culinary experiments. Whether you stick to the traditional recipe or accidentally veer off-course with vanilla ghee, this keto butter chicken promises a flavorful journey worth savoring. So, gather your ingredients and let’s embark on a culinary adventure that’s both comforting and keto-friendly!

Recipe and Image By: @patrickmaese

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