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Keto Garlic Butter Chicken Bites with Steamed Broccoli

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Chicken is another food that doesn’t require long preparation, especially if you like to experiment with different side dishes and sauces, chicken is your go-to basic meat that will be a great pillow to taste any kind of culinary experiment.

It also absorbs any kind of seasoning easily such as ginger, coriander, turmeric and others condiments.

This keto garlic butter chicken recipe will leave you satisfying. This meat is so good at soaking in all the flavors from sauces and herbs and you will love the delicious taste.

keto garlic butter chicken
Garlic butter chicken

The sauce may look tricky due to its long list of ingredients but by adding everything little by little in ratio, you will have a sauce that also can be kept in the fridge for other times when you don’t have time for making a fresh one.

Steamed broccoli is a great side dish that goes well with any ketogenic meat recipe. Broccoli is a good backup plan when you run out of things to cook. Don’t forget to serve this healthy dish fresh and hot.

low carb butter chicken breast

How to Make Low Carb Garlic Butter Chicken

Cut the boneless skinless chicken breasts into desired-size cubes and transfer into a bowl. You can use chicken thighs for this recipe as well.

Marinate chicken with lemon juice, ginger, garlic, chili powder (or fresh chili pepper if preferred), coriander powder, turmeric powder (or fresh turmeric if you can find), salt, and pepper. You might also use italian seasoning and garlic powder for this dish.

marinate butter chicken cubes

In a skillet over a medium heat, saute garlic and onion in butter (or olive oil) until it’s cooked and fragrant. Add seasoned chicken in and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.

add bone broth heavy cream to chicken

Next, add chicken broth and heavy cream in then add tomato, and the rest of the seasonings.

add crushed tomato ginger garlic

Bring to a boil then simmer for about 7 minutes to get a thick and creamy consistency for this delicious garlic butter sauce.

simmer butter chicken sauce

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve these saucy garlic butter chicken bites with steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice or low carb bread.

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Keto Garlic Butter Chicken Breast with Steamed Broccoli

This delicious keto garlic butter creamy chicken will leave you satisfying.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto butter chicken, low carb butter chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304kcal
Author Tanya K.


For the chicken:

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp tomatoes crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1/4 cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, transfer to a bowl, add lemon juice, chili powder, grated ginger, minced garlic, coriander powder, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a skillet over a medium heat, add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook 4-5 minutes. When chicken chunks become white add heavy cream, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, seasonings and mix well. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  • If you like your sauce thicker – remove the lid and simmer the sauce to the desired consistency.
  • Serve with steamed broccoli or any other low carb side dish you like.



Can be served with cauliflower rice or steamed veggies.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Garlic Butter Chicken Breast with Steamed Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 530mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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What to serve with garlic butter chicken?

You can serve this garlic butter chicken with steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans, cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower for a low-carb side, and a light salad with a lemon vinaigrette for freshness. I think you might like the idea of having a slice of low carb bread with the creamy butter sauce.

How to reheat leftover garlic butter chicken

To reheat leftover garlic butter chicken, you can use a skillet over medium heat, turning the chicken occasionally until it’s evenly heated. You can also place the chicken in a microwave-safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave in 30-second intervals, checking after each until warmed through.

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