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Keto Chicken Tikka masala recipe

This is keto / low carb version of tikka masala that taste great in lettuce wraps, with cauliflower rice, keto roti or even great with any veggie salad.
Course Dinner Recipes
Cuisine Indian, keto recipes
Keyword keto chicken tikka masala, Keto Indian chicken recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 pound (450 grams ) boneless and skinless chicken thigh, cut in ¾ cubes (you can use chicken breast too but thigh has more fat)
  • 2 tablespoon Chicken Tikka Spice Mix
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt (1g carb)
  • ½ tablespoon garlic minced or paste (1g carb)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced or paste (1g carb)
  • tablespoon tomato paste (3g carb)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • cup heavy cream (2g carb)
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoon cilantro leaves


  • Keep a piece of charcoal to heat in open flame from stove, so charcoal is red hot when we finish marinating chicken. (This smoking step is optional.)

Marinate Chicken

  • Take chicken, tikka masala, tomato paste, ginger, garlic and yogurt in a large bowl, mix well.

Smoke Chicken

  • Keep a piece of foil on the chicken and place a red hot coal over it. Drizzle a few drops of oil over the chicken and cover it tightly with a heavy lid. Make sure the smoke doesn't escape the bowl. Leave the chicken covered for 20 minutes at least.

Cook Chicken

  • Now, heat butter in a pan and add marinated chicken, cream and ¼ cup water. Cover the pot and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • When chicken is cooked, add fenugreek leaves and simmer for few minutes until a little layer oil rises on top of curry.
  • Simmer the chicken until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with cilantro and serve with keto rice or naan.


Serving suggestion:
Serve this tikka masala in lettuce wrap with stir fry zucchini, and cream cheese.
*You can substitute zucchini with bottle gourd.