Quick keto chicken garam masala

Quick keto chicken garam masala

With coconut cream, turmeric, and garam masala, this dish has an exotic and satisfying spicy flavor. You'll be amazed that something so tasty could be so quick and simple. Serve with cauliflower rice and you have a winning low-carb take on a classic Indian dish.

Quick keto chicken garam masala

With coconut cream, turmeric, and garam masala, this dish has an exotic and satisfying spicy flavor. You'll be amazed that something so tasty could be so quick and simple. Serve with cauliflower rice and you have a winning low-carb take on a classic Indian dish.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs, sliced
  • 1 (5 oz.) 1 (140 g) red bell pepper, thinly slicedred bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2½ tbsp 2½ tbsp garam masala seasoning
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 2 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml coconut cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
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Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add the coconut oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the garam masala, turmeric and garlic into the pan. Fry for a minute while stirring, making sure it doesn’t get burned.
  3. Add the chicken and salt, then stir thoroughly. Fry for about 3 minutes before adding the bell pepper. Continue frying for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut cream and let it simmer, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Tip

To make cauliflower rice, just mince cauliflower florets into rice-sized pieces, then steam, or fry in butter until tender.

If making this recipe to freeze, use coconut milk as the cream base rather than heavy whipping cream.

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31 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Hélène Jacob
    Super simple and very good. Tempted to add some roasted nuts next time for some "crunch"...
  3. Stacey Harris
    This was so delicious. I made it with whole boneless thighs (I had forgotten to cut them into strips). It was easy. I loved it! I am not a cook. I live alone in NYC so ordering in is the norm. Or if I cook, I make the same sad grilled chicken breast with salad. I love this website and so glad I became a member. Next up: Keto pizza. I am saving so much money not eating out or ordering in.
  4. myreene.tobin
    This is a winner! I made a double batch for a quick supper this week! Wonderful! It feels exotic but very easy to put together and I am a seasoned cook! This one will be holding a place in my repertoire!
  5. Lisa
    Hi can anyone tell me if the seasonings in this are spicy - is this recipe little kid-friendly?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi can anyone tell me if the seasonings in this are spicy - is this recipe little kid-friendly?

    Garam masala is fragrant and floral, but neither it nor turmeric are usually spicy.

  7. katie.egervari
    This would also be nice with some Kashmiri Chili Powder for some heat.
  8. katie.egervari
    Some ginger might be nice too
  9. tmcdonald226
    Omg, this recipe was so good! I will make it again❤
    Reply: #10
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Omg, this recipe was so good! I will make it again❤

    Thank you for the feedback!

  11. Drew
    Thank you for the recipe, it is delicious!
    is that O.K to consume so much saturated fat?
    with all the coconut it is about 40g/serving
    Reply: #12
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Thank you for the recipe, it is delicious!
    is that O.K to consume so much saturated fat?
    with all the coconut it is about 40g/serving

    This guide should be helpful for you! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/saturated-fat

  13. Yvonne
    This was so good, simple and tasty
  14. Janice
    How much Cauliflower rice per serving?
    Reply: #15
  15. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    How much Cauliflower rice per serving?

    Riced cauliflower has around 2 net carbs per 3/4 cup serving. You may determine what your portion is based on the rest of the meal and your carb threshold.

  16. Sam
    Tried it for the first time last night. So simple and hearty with a cup of cauliflower rice. Mine came out darker than the photo here, not sure why. I think it would be even better with some heat, which I'm going to try adding next time with ginger or something.
  17. Lacy
    Wow. We made a similar recipe that required the sauce to be refrigerated over-night. This tasted just as good and only took 15 min! Even if I wasn’t on a diet I would make this again.
  18. Edward
    I think the kCal count is wrong when i manually calculate i come up 1/2 that amount and all of my other macros match
  19. Torriel J
    Coconut allergy here. Any ideas for a
    Substitution?
    Reply: #20
  20. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Coconut allergy here. Any ideas for a
    Substitution?

    Try ghee for the coconut oil and heavy cream for the coconut cream. Enjoy!

    Reply: #21
  21. Torriel
    Thank you!
  22. Mariana
    I just made this recipe and it tastes really good! I think garam masala just became my favorite spice 😛. My only issue was that when simmering the chicken in the coconut cream for a whole 10 mins, the cream evaporated almost completely and I ended up with a LOT of oil. I don’t think the same thing would happen if using heavy cream but then I feel like you wouldn’t get the same great flavor you get with the coconut. I’ll try simmering for less time next round. Definitely will make it again even if not doing Keto!
  23. Steven
    Made tonight and tasted great just felt portion was a little small serviced with green beans and broccoli , Yum Yum
  24. Evangelia
    Delicious flavour! Too spicy for kids that are not use to Indian spices. Next time I will reduce the amount of Garam Masala and Tumeric.
  25. 1 comment removed
  26. Andrea
    Mine came out so bland tasting, even though it smelled great. Where did I go wrong??
    Reply: #29
  27. alanisjoann
    Where can I buy Garam Masala spices? Or how can I make my own? Any recipe?
    Thank you!
    Reply: #28
  28. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Where can I buy Garam Masala spices? Or how can I make my own? Any recipe?
    Thank you!

    Many stores will sell Garam Masala on the spice aisle. You can also view our recipe for it here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-chicken-garam-masala

  29. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Mine came out so bland tasting, even though it smelled great. Where did I go wrong??

    Andrea, most of the flavor comes from the Garam Masala seasoning, turmeric, and red peppers. I would check your Garam Masala seasoning to be sure it is flavorful.

  30. Barbara
    I made this with double cream and added 1/2 tsp of curry powder to give it a tiny bit more of a kick it was delicious served with cauliflower rice, I chopped up half a tomato, an inch of cucumber and a few slices of spring onion to sprinkle on top just to have a bit of crunch, I love keto but I do miss the crunch of a poppadom. My non keto husband loved it too.
    Reply: #31
  31. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I made this with double cream and added 1/2 tsp of curry powder to give it a tiny bit more of a kick it was delicious served with cauliflower rice, I chopped up half a tomato, an inch of cucumber and a few slices of spring onion to sprinkle on top just to have a bit of crunch, I love keto but I do miss the crunch of a poppadom. My non keto husband loved it too.

    That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  32. Mary
    Very enjoyable. Thanks 😊
  33. Roz
    This is a go-to favourite in our house. I usually serve it with DD Cauliflower Rice, so quick and easy to make. A no-fail recipe with lots of flavour.

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