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Easy Low Carb Butter Chicken

This Easy Low Carb Butter Chicken Recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for when you’re short on time. It’s a great way to use leftover chicken!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 278kcal



  • Heat the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Once melted, add the onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the garam masala, salt, hot sauce, tomato paste, and chicken stock. Turn the heat up and bring it to a boil, and then turn the heat down to simmer and cook (uncovered) 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool slightly, and then carefully puree the sauce in a blender or using an immersion blender. Return the sauce back to the skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook until warm, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cream, stevia, and lemon juice. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve the butter chicken topped with cilantro and red onion, along with cauliflower rice if desired.


  • Net Carbs: 6g per serving
  • The nutrition info for this recipe was calculated without garnishes or side dishes.
  • This recipe is a great way to use rotisserie chicken!


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg