Is butter chicken healthy and keto-friendly? Well, my keto-friendly banging butter chicken recipe is one of my go-to flavorful dishes. Butter chicken is a popular Indian recipe. This one I prepared to be keto-friendly. A butter chicken recipe is a delicious mix of creamy tomato sauce with many fragrant spices that make up the typical garam masala spice mixture.
Keto Health Benefits
There are many benefits that come with being on Ketogenic Diet, from weight loss and increased energy levels to therapeutic medical applications. Therefore, almost anyone can safely benefit from eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.
PROTEIN ON THE KETO DIET
Most importantly, protein is included in every meal, as it helps reduce appetite, regulate blood glucose levels and preserve lean muscle mass. Therefore, some examples of protein-rich foods are fish, chicken, turkey, meat, eggs, and cheese. Protein drinks including whey protein isolate may be utilized.
FAT IS KEY ON THE KETOGENIC DIET
Adequate fat intake is essential, as this enhances fat burning by the body, while reducing the synthesis of fatty acids in the body, which both promote fat loss. For example, some optimal sources of fats are fatty meats, fish, avocado, olive oil, nuts, and seeds.
Keto-Friendly Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe
- 8 ounces of chicken breast
- 4 cups of cauliflower rice
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- ¼ cup of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
- ¼ cup of onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Garam Masala
- One tablespoon of coconut oil
- Pinch of salt & pepper
Firstly, place a frying pan on medium heat with coconut oil.
Secondly, once the oil has melted, add the chopped onions, garlic, and spices. Next, cook until the onions are translucent.
After that, combine the coconut milk, tomato paste, and coconut flour together in a bowl, mix and add to the pan.
Next, slice the chicken into small cubes. After that, add the chicken back into the pan, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, while the butter chicken is finishing up, shred the cauliflower to create cauliflower rice.
Placing a second pan on medium heat with olive oil, add the cauliflower rice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Next, cook until the cauliflower resembles rice texture. Finally, once the butter chicken is done, combine both on a plate and enjoy.
HEALTHY BUTTER CHICKEN LEFTOVER TIPS
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days.
Note: Please note ‘Tips’ above for suitable substitutions, storage advice, and more!
RECIPE NUTRITIONAL VALUE
- Calories 502
- Net Carbs 13 grams
- Fat 39 grams
- Protein 28 grams
- Carbs 17 grams
Enjoy This Keto-Friendly Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe!
So, if you make this keto butter banging chicken recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva
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