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One Pan Keto Butter Chicken

One Pan Keto Butter Chicken is a packed full of flavor recipe that will leave your whole family speechless. This keto friendly, low carb, creamy chicken thigh recipe is absolutely delicious! Chicken pieces are injected with flavor thanks to an easy marinade and the sauce is so delicious you can drink it!
7 Net Carbs
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gluten free, keto dinner recipe, recipe for keto butter chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 341kcal


For the Marinade

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 Pounds Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size chunks

For the Sauce


  • In a large bowl combine the yogurt, ginger paste, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Add in the chicken thigh chunks and stir to coat.
  • Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for one hour.
  • When the chicken is finished marinating. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the chicken through, about 8 minutes. The chicken and marinade will release liquid. This needs to be poured off so your sauce isn't thin.
  • Stir in the garlic, ginger paste, Garam Masala, smoked paprika and salt.
  • Let it cook for one more minute.
  • Add in the tomato paste, tomato sauce, butter and heavy cream.
  • Stir and let cook for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Serve with steamed cauliflower rice and fresh cilantro.



  • Marinade Time: I prefer to marinate this for just one hour.  any longer and the texture of the chicken goes mealy.
  • Ginger Paste:  This is a short cut ingredient that I love to use.  You can find it in the produce department of most grocery stores.  It comes in a little tube.  Fresh minced ginger can be used as well.
  • Avocado Oil: My favorite oil for cooking as it has a high smoke point.  You could also use Ghee which is traditional in Indian cuisine.
  • Garam Masala: An Indian spice that can be found on most larger grocery stores.  It really has a distinct flavor and shouldn't be skipped.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g