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Indian Butter Chicken

Here is a truly delicious Indian cuisine favorite that is loaded with flavor (and spices!) and it is also a Keto-friendly recipe! As with many Indian dishes, this recipe has a bit of heat, but the flavors are wonderful. These directions allow for this dish to be made with either a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) or a Crock Pot method of preparation. It is a quick to prepare meal, with absolutely amazing flavors from some of the best spices!


Marinade-Mix together the below first 4 ingredients and coat the chicken with the mixture. Let marinade for 3-4 hours.

1 cup whole milk yogurt

1 tsp Garlic Granules

1/2 Tblspn Ginger Root Powder


4 Skinless & Boneless Chicken Thighs (1 - 1 1/2 lbs)


14 oz can whole tomatoes (undrained and crushed with your hands)

2 Tblspn tomato paste

2 tsp Ginger Root Powder

2 tsp Garam Masala, divided

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp each: Smoked Paprika, Cumin Seed Powder, Coriander Seed Powder, True Cinnamon, Salt

1/8 tsp Cayenne

2 Tblspns butter

3/4 cup heavy cream

Directions: For the Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) preparation - Place all of the sauce ingredients except for the butter, cream and 1 tsp of the Garam Masala into the pot. Place the marinated chicken on top of the sauce, close the lid and cook on manual for 10 minutes and then 10 minutes, natural release. Open and remove the chicken and set aside.

For the Crock Pot preparation, place all of the sauce ingredients except for the butter, cream and 1 tsp of the Garam Masala into the slow cooker pot. Place the chicken on top of the sauce and then put the lid on the pot. Cook on low for 4 hours. After the 4 hours, remove the chicken and set aside.

For both methods of preparation- Blend the cooked sauce in the pot with an immersion blender. Let cool for about 10 minutes and then add the butter, cream and the remaining 1 tsp of the Garam Masala. Stir to incorporate. Cut the chicken into large chunks and then return it to the sauce. Stir and then serve with rice or Naan bread, or for a Keto dish, serve with cauliflower rice, or zucchini noodles. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired. #GARAMMASALA #GingerRootPowder #GarlicGranules #TurmericPowder #SmokedPaprika #CuminSeedPowder #CorianderSeedPowder #Cayenne #TrueCinnamon

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