Keto Recipes

White Butter Chicken – Murgh Makhani

Keto Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is another one of those quintessential Indian dishes that you will find the world over in Indian restaurants. It’s not always Keto friendly though given that some recipes call for sugar and it does use a fair amount of onion and tomato which pushes up the carb count. I decided to amp up the regular butter chicken and turn it into a Keto treat. In my recipe I skipped the tomatoes to create a ‘white’ butter chicken. The standard recipe calls for tomatoes and also is reddish in colour. Anyway enough jibber jabber, enjoy the recipe.

Butter chicken for days

Well if you are looking for something more like the original butter chicken with that rich tomato flavour then try my original recipe here.  I’ve also got a Bacon butter chicken and a butter chicken wings recipe. So give these a go and tell me which one is your favourite. If you are a vegetarian you can easily sub the chicken for Paneer and get yourself a Paneer Makhani.

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 642
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 54g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 2 serving. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

White Butter Chicken - Murgh Makhani
Yum
Votes: 5
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Sauteed tandoori chicken in a rich onion and cream gravy.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
White Butter Chicken - Murgh Makhani
Yum
Votes: 5
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Sauteed tandoori chicken in a rich onion and cream gravy.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 250 grams Boneless chicken legs and thighs
  • 100 ml Fresh Cream
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori Masala I recommend this one
  • 1 Onion blitzed into a paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Lime juice
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Salt to Taste
  • Kasuri Mehti/Fenugreek Leaves I recommend this one
Servings: servings
Units:
Instructions
  1. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and marinate with ghee, salt, Tandoori Masala and lime juice
  2. Melt 10 grams of butter on a high heat and sautee the chicken.
  3. Once caramelized and cooked, set aside.
  4. In the same pan melt 30 grams of butter
  5. Add the onion paste and ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the resting juices and oils from the pre cooked chicken
  7. Cook for 1 minute and add the chicken
  8. Add the fenugreek or kasuri methi
  9. Add the fresh cream and turn off the gas
  10. Garnish with coriander and the remaining butter.
  11. Serve however you like!
Recipe Notes

There are a couple of other brands of Tandoori Masala available. I would suggest checking them out. There is an organic tandoori masala available and also another brand called Rajah. For the fenugreek leaves as well here is another option to try.

You Might Also Like

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Arlene Van Dyke
    March 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Sahil, I tried searching for the Butter Chicken on MyFitnessPal and it doesn’t come up. Then I tried using the link from your web site but it won’t let me log it in. I then copied the recipe and saved it under recipes and the carbs were a lot higher than on your web site?

  • Reply
    Deepika Pillai
    March 25, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    made this last night and turned out to be THE BEST BUTTER CHICKEN I’VE EVER TASTED. THANKS SAHIL!

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      March 26, 2018 at 3:10 am

      Glad to hear that.

  • Reply
    Joe
    June 17, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Absolutely wonderful! Very quick and easy. Shocked at how delicious and easy this was. Usually i will spend all day in the kitchen to make an indian dish. Will definitely be making this again.

  • Reply
    Smetha
    November 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

    This recipe was a real hit – thank you very much. I think it’s the methi that makes all the difference. Thank you for all your wonderful work.

  • Leave a Reply