Chicken Tikka Masala is a super delicious and flavorful curry that you can now make keto! You can serve this on its own and it’s an amazing dish, though you can pair it with some sides to “bulk” it up in a sense. I decided to serve this with cauliflower rice, with a 1/6 serving per person.
The cauliflower rice was just riced cauliflower sauteed in a dry pan. Once the cauliflower was dried out, I added butter, cumin, and coriander. Upon finishing, I added salt and pepper to taste (to keep moisture leakage lower). You can also add different ingredients depending on your mood, though this “rice” is an awesome keto side dish in its own regard. Another great addition is to cook frozen spinach and to wring out as much moisture as possible. Add it into the slow cooker with about 10 minutes left, allowing it to soak up any extra flavor from the curry.
I played around the with the recipe a few times, eventually getting to this formula. Originally I had added fresh onion to the mix, but I didn’t find a large difference in flavor between the onion and the onion powder. The raw onion essentially disintegrates and adds too many extra carbs to be considered for the flavor profile.
I definitely don’t recommend skipping the cilantro. It adds the perfect bite of freshness that’s needed in such a rich and hearty dish. Sprinkled over the top, it’s a fantastic addition to the recipe at the end.
Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at: https://www.ruled.me/slow-cooker-keto-chicken-tikka-masala/
1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Thighs, bone-in skin-on
1 lb. Chicken Thighs, boneless/skinless
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Onion Powder
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 inch Ginger Root, grated
3 tbsp. Tomato Paste
5 tsp. Garam Masala
2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
4 tsp. Kosher Salt
10 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 cup Coconut Milk (from the carton)
1 tsp. Guar Gum
Fresh and chopped Cilantro (for topping)
Nutrition Summary: This makes a total of 5 servings of Slow Cooker Keto Chicken Tikka Masala. Each serving comes out to be 493 Calories, 41.2g Fats, 5.8g Net Carbs, and 26g Protein.
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