Chicken Coconut Stew
We’re making a Keto chicken stew today. It’s a Kerala style chicken coconut stew. This is definitely one of my personal favourite dishes. It’s a mild stew, almost like a soup that’s flavoured with curry leaves and it has onions and green beans and carrots. YES! It has carrots, but more on that later. This is a dish I love making for my family as well. It’s a one pot dish and it’s a perfect weeknight meal. it’s also great to make a big batch for your meal prep.
So enough jibber jabber, let’s cook!
Not one got fat eating carrots
Look, I get it, carbs are important on Keto. However, having said that not all carbs are bad. We’ve had this talk many times. Whole foods, vegetables, meats, dairy, eggs are all good. Yes this might be a higher than usual carb meal. However no one got fat eating carrots. These few carbs will not hamper your weight loss. There is a lot of nutritional value to carrots. If you are adamant you can always just leave them out.
The green chillies I’ve used are Indian chilies and I don’t know if they are available everywhere in the world. If you can’t find them feel free to use a couple of red chilies or even jalapenoes (the fresh ones). Remember you can totally make this stew spicy if you like.
If you can’t find coconut cream you can use coconut milk but just remember that will have less fat in it so adjust your meal accordingly. When it comes to eating this stew I would recommend you eat it with some cauliflower rice or a Keto dosa.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 339
- Net Carbs: 15g
- Carbs: 17g
- Fat: 18g
- Protein: 27g
- Fiber: 2g
This recipe makes 8 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. I’ve divided this into 8 servings so the 4 full chicken gets get split up into thighs and drumstick and 1 serving = 1 piece of chicken plus the stew liquid. I could have divided it into 4 but that makes it a very calorie dense meal. Either way if you are hungry just eat more than 1 serving. Also to reduce the carbs just remove the carrots or replace the carrots and beans with other vegetables of your choice. I know 15 grams is a lot of carbs but if you are doing Keto for weight loss it’s the overall calories that matter. So you can have a few extra carbs from the vegetables, I doubt it will be an issue. Cheers!