How are you guys holding up? I know that I’m getting a little restless at home. But, it’s resulting in some really great recipes.
The other day, I made Indian butter chicken at home, and it was so delicious.
For some reason, I always believed butter chicken was just really hard to make.
Turns out, it just takes some patience and a couple of tools to make a really great pot of butter chicken.
You can serve it over rice or with broccoli. Either way is totally delicious.
What is Indian butter chicken?
Indian butter chicken is a traditional Indian dish where chicken is cooked in a butter and cream gravy.
The chicken also gets a long marinade in those spices + yogurt. The flavor is absolutely amazing.
What I love most about butter chicken is how tender the chicken ends up being.
Since you cook it in the sauce on a simmer for an hour, you get an incredibly tasty chicken in a silky tomato sauce that just melts…kinda like butter.
What you need to make low carb Indian butter chicken
It really helps to create the tenderness in the chicken that you’re looking for in this dish.
Dutch ovens also allow you to cook low and slow on the stove. It’s wonderful.
As mentioned above, there are a handful of spices you need for this dish. Don’t be intimidated by that. Butter chicken is very easy to make, and those spices make it perfect.
You’ll also need 3, vine ripened tomatoes plus tomato paste to make the sauce.
If you don’t want to make your own tomato sauce, feel free to use canned sauce.
Making a sauce from scratch means you can control the sodium, so I prefer that route. I also think it just tastes so much better and is worth the extra time.
Why did I make low carb Indian butter chicken in the first place?
There are just some things I miss right now.
There are plenty of great Indian restaurants in Houston, and I miss sitting down for a delicious, sharable meal.
One of my favorite dishes is butter chicken. It’s so basic, but I always get it because it’s delicious with veggies, over rice or you can sop it up with garlic naan.
The dish itself is so fragrant. Best of all, it’s just really easy to make.
I figured if I could take some of those classics that I miss at home and remake them, it would just make me a much better cook.
It’s really fun to remake your favorite dishes at home. I encourage you to try it. I hope you like my version of butter chicken!
How to keep Indian butter chicken low carb
The ingredients lend themselves to this dish being low carb already, but it’s all about what you pair it with.
Traditionally this dish is served on top of rice or with naan.
While those options are delicious, they might also cause a blood sugar spike.
I enjoy my butter chicken with greens like marinated kale, broccoli, or spinach. All are great options for keeping carbs low and keeping you satisfied.Print