4-Ingredient Keto Chicken Curry Recipe
“Just 4 ingredients?”
Yes, you read that right. This is a super easy and quick keto chicken curry recipe.
And just in case that wasn’t enough to consider this recipe for your keto-kitchen hit-list, get this…there are only three steps in the instructions!
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A Brief History of Curry
The first found traces of “proto-curry” claim to be from an ancient Eastern civilization (located within today’s India). This proto-curry originally comprised of cooked ginger and turmeric. But these flavors soon spread outside of India, to Thailand and beyond.
As that spreading was going on, the UK also overheard of the East’s fascination with “kari” (original word for a thin, spiced sauce to go over rice). So the British meshed it the word “cuire” (French word for “to cook”)… and then proceeded to use their newfangled word “cury” to mean any saucy dishes. (1)
Eventually, the European confusion dissolved in the explosion of flavor that true curry recipes bring. And the English language conceded their dispute of definitions into our common “curry”…which now refers to the intense yet beautiful flavor concoction that we know and love today.
Thai Curry vs Indian Curry – What’s the Difference?
As mentioned, the two off-shoots of the original dabbling with curry flavors became established by Indian and Thai cuisines. (2)
Indian curry is dry spice based, generally expected to include:
- fenugreek, and
- chili peppers.
Because of the dry spice ingredients, Indian curries are often cooked for longer periods of time to incorporate flavor. (Also, if you love Indian foods, then check out our list of Keto Indian recipes here).
Thai curry is paste based (curry paste and fresh herbs) and often contains:
- coconut milk,
- dried red chilies,
- coriander seeds,
- cumin seeds,
- lemongrass, and sometimes
Because of the milk and paste already having saturated flavors, Thai curries tend to need short cooking times than Indian curry.
Clearly Curr-Ageous – The Benefits of Curry Powder
Enjoying curry goes beyond flavor appreciation.
Our Westernized spice blend for this dish is somewhat of a combination of the saturated flavor from Thailand and the deep flavors of India. The result is a very easy to use and versatile spice blend (called “curry powder” in most supermarkets).
But the spices used in curry powders (especially the curcumin in turmeric) can provide certain other potential health benefits, like:
- digestive aid
- liver detoxification
- fights bacteria and infections (3)
- increases metabolism
- pain relief
- heart and bone strengthening
- improves cognitive function (4)
In fact, we love the health benefits of turmeric so much we created our own Turmeric Soothe supplement.
If you want to boost up your curcumin intake, then check out these other delicious Keto curry recipes:
Enjoy This Easy But Classy Keto Meal
You might see “4 Ingredient Keto Chicken Curry” and think “Can a great recipe really be so simple?”
Absolutely, my friend!
Fantastic, classy meals do not have to be complicated, difficult, confusing…etc. In fact, whole-food, nourishing recipes can be more simple to prepare than many common processed problems. We are told a false story all the time through media and advertisement, that fast and easy is only found in the packaged foods aisle…
I’ll try to remember that the next time it takes me more than 3 seconds to hack open a perfectly ripe avocado.
And now we’ve arrived… You’re only three steps away from getting delicious, nutritious, and downright curry-licious!
- Add coconut oil to a small pot and cook the ground chicken until slightly browned.
- Add coconut milk, curry powder, and salt and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
- Then add in the cauliflower and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 8 g
- Calories: 697
- Sugar: 5 g
- Fat: 55 g
- Carbohydrates: 13 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 42 g