Keto chicken garam masala

Keto chicken garam masala

Meet your new favorite spice blend! Garam masala makes every meal sing with earthy, aromatic, and complex flavors. Throw in silky coconut cream, sweet bell peppers and chicken, and you’ll want to make this keto dish over, and over, again. And then over again!

Keto chicken garam masala

Meet your new favorite spice blend! Garam masala makes every meal sing with earthy, aromatic, and complex flavors. Throw in silky coconut cream, sweet bell peppers and chicken, and you’ll want to make this keto dish over, and over, again. And then over again!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Garam masala
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp coriander seed, ground
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cardamom (green)
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground nutmeg
Chicken
  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 1 red bell pepper, finely dicedred bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml unsweetened coconut cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the spices for garam masala.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts lengthwise. Place a large skillet over medium high heat and fry the chicken in butter until golden brown.
  4. Add half the garam masala mix to the pan and stir thoroughly.
  5. Season with salt, and place the chicken, including the juices, in a baking dish.
  6. Add the finely diced bell pepper to a small bowl along with the coconut cream and remaining garam masala mix.
  7. Pour over the chicken. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Tip!

Not in the mood for chicken? Use lamb or pork instead.

You can buy ready-made garam masala in the grocery store. If using store bought, measure out 2 1⁄2 tablespoons. Just make sure that the spice mix has no added sugar, starches or other unnecessary additives.

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116 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is this ok to freeze?

    Yes, this will freeze well.

  2. josh
    Was hoping that some kind of keto magic would fix this dish, in spite of my intuition telling me there was no way a sauce made of a simple garam masala and such a large proportion of coconut cream could be any good at all. Unfortunately not. This fills my kitchen with the aroma of off milk and spew, and tastes not much better. The recommended side dish of keto naan bread turned out even worse. I'm on an intermittent fast eating one meal per day, and I still can't get this down. Avoid at all costs. Back to cheesy casseroles I go.
    Reply: #112
  3. Esther
    How do i get the sauce to be as thick when using coconut cream - it is very tasty just came out more like soup than thick sauce
    Reply: #104
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How do i get the sauce to be as thick when using coconut cream - it is very tasty just came out more like soup than thick sauce

    Different brands of coconut cream are thicker or thinner than others so you may wish to try a different brand.

  5. Tuija
    I found this by searching dairy free meals. This isn't dairy free! Butter/ghee = dairy product
    Reply: #106
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I found this by searching dairy free meals. This isn't dairy free! Butter/ghee = dairy product

    Many people who eat dairy free can eat butter, and especially ghee due to the absence of lactose. If you need to be completely dairy free, coconut oil is always a good option.

  7. Tuija
    People with allergies are usually carefull but their friends or relatives might read the recepies and not notice the danger. Even in ghee there is 0,6 % dairy protein. Eating lactose is not life threatening but eating even a small amount of dairy protein can be to a peson who is allergic to dairy.
    I would never have commented this if the site wasn't called Diet Doctor. I like this site but the allergy information should be trustworthy.
  8. Meagan
    Is there anyway of making this dish in the slow cooker?
    Reply: #109
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is there anyway of making this dish in the slow cooker?

    We have not tested this dish in a slow cooker. The sauce may well end up too thin and runny.

  10. Margaret
    Cinnamon? Did you use cinnamon instead of cardamom in the spice mix?

    It was bound to happen..... Three weeks in keto and I finally found something I do NOT like. It's just too weird to taste cinnamon on my chicken - lol!! I don't care for the "sweetness" of it. I had to put quite a bit of salt and pepper on it and eat it over rice cauliflower to even be able to stand it. I wanted to like it, I really did. I'm going to end up pitching it though. I just can hardly swallow it. Really bummed. Oh well..... Not every recipe suits everyone's tastes, and everything else I've tried has been fabulous.... Even the stuff I wasnt sure I'd like, but I stretched myself to try.... Now I just know this one is a "no" for me.

  11. David Fearn
    Not a fan of this in the slightest. 34th meal from here but the first we haven't enjoyed.
  12. Diane
    Not a fan.
    Too much coconut milk-thin watery.
    Had high hopes but disappointed.
    Whole family gave its thumbs down
  13. Lauren Stover
    This was absolutely delicious. We used an organic heavy whipping cream and we fried the chicken tenderloins in olive oil. We baked it in a smaller glass baking dish. Just wondering what is considered a serving? Or how many servings are there in this dish so we can figure that out.
  14. Jenya
    Looking at the picture, I am under impression an ingredient is missing from the recipe text - is it cheese that missing?.?
    Reply: #115
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Looking at the picture, I am under impression an ingredient is missing from the recipe text - is it cheese that missing?.?

    That's just the sauce which gets the lovely golden color from the tumeric.

  16. Jackie
    I made this dish just using the Garam masala ready made mix and was really bland and boring
    Will try using all the spices next time
  17. Christine Pace-Balzan
    Made this for a curry night and it was all gobbled up, the only thing i added a stock pot and some chilli.
  18. Jenny
    Hmm - made this and it did not come out at all like the photo. The picture looks like cheese should be involved. I used a Garam Masala spice that was purchased - organic - and it has the same spices in it as if I made the spice mix in the recipe. It tasted OK, but looked unappetizing. I could not find Coconut Cream - so used heavy whipping cream instead. Makes for soupy sauce. I'd have to tweak this some if I do it again.
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