Indian Butter Chicken (Dairy-Free, Keto, Nightshade-Free, Whole30)

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Indian Butter Chicken (Dairy-Free, Keto, Nightshade-Free, Whole30)

25 minutes
Calories 580kcal


  • 1 pound chicken (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (chopped)
  • 1 onions (large
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 14 ounces full fat coconut milk (chopped)
  • cauliflower rice
  • jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can tomato sauce (chopped)


  • In a medium pan, melt two tbsp butter or ghee and cook the chicken over medium heat.
  • While the chicken cooks, melt another two tbsp butter in a large pan and begin to saute the onions over medium low heat.
  •   Once onions begin to soften, add in ginger and garlic and saute for several minutes.
  • Add in garam masala, salt, cumin and turmeric and cook for several minutes until the spices are fully incorporated.
  • If you consume nightshades, also add in your chili powder at this time.
  •   Once the chicken is fully cooked, add it to the pan with the onions and add in the can of coconut milk or half and half.
  • If you consume nightshades, add in your tomato sauce or paste at this time.
  • Stir together and allow to simmer over medium low heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Add in remaining 2 tbsp of butter and mix until melted.
  • Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for grain-free.
  • Top with cilantro and chopped peanuts or almonds, if desired.


Calories: 580kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:30:56.

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