Keto Coconut Chicken Curry
Wait a sec…isn’t every chicken curry Keto? Sorry, but no. Enjoy this no-worry Keto coconut chicken curry over a plate of cauliflower rice.
What’s in Your Curry?
It seems like there is a curry recipe out there for everyone, which means they vary wildly in terms of ingredients.
While it may seem like curry is innocent enough, there is usually more to it than chicken and spices, which can spell trouble for your ketosis.
I like to make my recipes dairy-free, as many people are sensitive to dairy. While most dairy isn’t a problem in terms of ketosis, heavy cream probably has more carbs than you’d want to contend with. And some curry recipes do call for cream, FYI.
Vegetable oil and other less-than-healthy fats could also be lurking in curry.
Some curries are sweetened with brown sugar. Delicious, yes, but also detrimental to your diet. Cornstarch isn’t terribly common but does show up in some recipes.
Finally, curries are often served over rice, which is a big issue for anyone on Keto.
How to Make Keto Curry
Now that you know what not to include, let’s get to the fun of creating a killer Keto curry.
Coconut milk can be found in some recipes, and I thought a little coconut flavor would be nice in this curry as well. You’ll use coconut cream in place of heavy cream, and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.
Curry doesn’t need to be sweetened. This Keto version packs plenty of flavors, with a bold amount of garlic coupled with ginger and curry.
Instead of rice, you can serve this curry over cauliflower rice, or just in a bowl by itself. If you’re missing naan, this Keto flatbread is a handy alternative.
Aromatic Indian Foods for Keto
Keto is no joke. When you first get started, it seems like you’re sentenced to life without deliciousness.
Unless your favorite food happens to be salad or steak (a possibility for some), it seems like you’re either out of luck or forced to suffer through subpar substitutes.
Not anymore! I hope you’ll find my entire site packed with great Keto options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert that keep your carbs in check.
Indian food fans must check out this post with 20 low-carb Keto Indian recipes to tempt your taste buds.
You’ll find more curries, chicken tikka masala, grilled lamb chops, coconut curry mussels, and more!
An aromatic Keto take on curry
- 3 chicken breasts, diced
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of coconut oil, to cook with
- 1 cup (240 ml) of coconut cream
- 1 cup (240 ml) of chicken broth
- 1 carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1.5 Tablespoons (11 g) of curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
- 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Add coconut oil to a large saucepan and sauté the diced chicken.
- When the chicken starts to brown, add in the coconut cream and chicken broth. Mix well.
- Then add the carrot, tomato, curry powder, and ginger into the saucepan.
- Cook on medium heat with the lid on for 60 minutes (stirring occasionally).
- Add in the minced garlic and cilantro and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes and serve.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 498
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 34 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 36 g