Keto butter chicken wings

Keto butter chicken wings

Crispy chicken wings are life and butter chicken is one of our favorite Indian dishes. Combine the two? Indian keto magic! Serve these finger-licking Indian keto butter chicken wings as an appetizer or side dish and bask in the flavorful world of Indian masalas.

Keto butter chicken wings

Crispy chicken wings are life and butter chicken is one of our favorite Indian dishes. Combine the two? Indian keto magic! Serve these finger-licking Indian keto butter chicken wings as an appetizer or side dish and bask in the flavorful world of Indian masalas.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chatpata dip
  • ¾ cup 180 ml Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp finely chopped, fresh cilantro
  • salt
Chicken wings
Butter sauce
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp coriander, ground
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garam masala seasoning
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup 120 ml tomato puree
  • ¼ cup 60 ml water
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried fenugreek (kasoori methi)
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, for serving
  • ¼ cup 60 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Chatpata dip
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the yogurt, cream cheese, garlic powder, chaat masala, and cilantro. Season with salt, to taste.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more, until serving.
Chicken wings
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Set aside a rimmed baking sheet with a fitted rack, lined with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the salt, tandoori masala, and ghee. Add the chicken wings, and toss them together to completely coat.
  3. Using tongs, place wings on the baking tray rack, and bake for 25 minutes. Transfer wings into a large bowl and set aside. Meanwhile, prepare the butter sauce.
  4. Butter sauce
  5. Heat the butter, ginger garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala, and cumin in a small saucepan, over low heat. Whisk together until butter is melted and combined.
  6. Add the tomato purée, water, and fenugreek. Stir together, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the salt, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and cream, whisk together, and cook uncovered for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  8. Pour 3/4 sauce over the wings, and toss to coat. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, return wings to the baking rack and bake for 10 minutes, or longer for desired crispiness (reserve the leftover butter sauce in the bowl).
  9. Transfer baked wings into the bowl containing the 1/4 reserved butter sauce, and toss to coat.
  10. Sprinkle extra cilantro over the wings, and serve with the chatpata dip on the side.

Preparing the chicken wings

You can buy chicken wings cut up and ready to fry but if you have the whole wing, you will need to break them down to proceed. It's easy! You just need to locate the joints and dislocate them between the wingette and drumette. Just use a sharp knife to cut through the joint, and you're good to go!

Chef's tips

If you don't have tandoori masala at home, you can use a mixture of red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, and coriander powder.

The best practice is to bake the chicken wings on a baking tray with a fitted rack because this method prevents the wings from steaming and getting cooked in their own juices.

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14 comments

  1. Mary Cash Folkes
    Why would a site that encourages 20 g TOTAL carbs, not include that information in their recipes?
    Replies: #2, #3, #11
  2. Naomi
    It does.
  3. Leone Arendse
    Mary check again at the top left corner
  4. Leone Arendse
    OMG this recipe is amazing, the chicken wings were so crispy, my new favorite recipe and all the recipes I’ve tried on your website are so tasty
  5. Miriam
    I'm a little confused - there is mention of 'chat masala' - is this a product or a mix I make? I notice in the other Indian Recipes there are a number of 'masala' required but no mention of contents or brand. Recipes sound terrific.
  6. Tamara
    This was by far one of THEEEE best chicken wings recipes EVER! Absolutely amazing! I live in Irving, TX, so I was able to find authentic Indian spices at the local
    store and the end result blew me away. Will be cooking more Indian dishes from you guys <3
  7. Jen
    I have the same question as Miriam. What is chaat masala and why is there no recipe for it? Could you please post one
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I have the same question as Miriam. What is chaat masala and why is there no recipe for it? Could you please post one

    It is a unique spice blend that calls for many harder to find ingredients. Many people choose to buy a pre-made blend. There are many options on the market, but here is a link to one.
    https://www.amazon.com/Pinch-Spice-Market-Masala-Organic/dp/B01N32KSK...

  9. Hira Ahmed
    Can this chicken wings be fried with this recipe?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can this chicken wings be fried with this recipe?

    We have not tested this recipe using frying as the cooking method but it should work well.

  11. CBE
    Mary if you look at the bottom of every recipe right below the last ingredient listed you will see the word nutrition and a + sign. If you click on the + sign it will give you all the nutritional information not just the carb content which is listed at the top of the recipe.
  12. ryanderdall
    I've made Butter Chicken at home many, many times using the jarred sauce from the store. This recipe is as close to the real thing as it gets and I cannot believe how much better it was than jarred sauce. I thought that making Butter Chicken sauce from scratch would have been more difficult than this, but I was wrong. This recipe will continue to be used long after I'm done living the Keto life! I think the Fenugreek was the tipping point, and the aroma that it added was so amazing.
  13. Andrea
    I can’t believe it... this was one of the best chicken dishes I EVER had. My kids loved it! Be sure to eat it w the Chapata dip... truly delicious.
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I can’t believe it... this was one of the best chicken dishes I EVER had. My kids loved it! Be sure to eat it w the Chapata dip... truly delicious.

    Fantastic! Thank you for taking the time to let us know!

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