The dish that you will learn to make today is a very famous Indian dish full of flavors. If you love Indian cuisine, you’ll definitely want to try this one. We are talking about Chicken Tikka Masala.
Of course, as you probably know, this Indian dish is always served along with rice. You might be wondering how you are going to avoid all those carbs. Well, don’t worry at all! Because we will be eating this delicious chicken dish with cauliflower rice.
The cauliflower rice is super easy to make. Simply place a cup of cauliflower florets in a food processor and process it until you get grain-size pieces. After that, simply add a little bit of olive oil to a frying pan and stir fry the cauliflower with a pinch of salt until it looks soft.
In addition to being super easy to make, cauliflower rice has tons of health benefits. Research shows that it contains the bioactive compounds sulforaphane and indoles, which have been shown to protect against certain types of cancer (1).
Sulforaphane also helps keep your heart healthy and has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (2).
This recipe is full of healthy fats from the coconut cream, heavy cream, and olive oil, which help you absorb the antioxidant nutrients from the cauliflower.
The garlic and ginger provide additional anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting properties. For example, ginger contains gingerols, shogaol, and paradol, which have been shown to protect against cancer (3), while garlic contains antimicrobial properties to help boost immunity (4).
This recipe is best enjoyed right away. However, the flavors will marinate together with the chicken to make delicious leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!
Let’s Do It!
Slice chicken into chunks. Cook them in olive oil on a pan over medium heat for five minutes.
Add the heavy cream and coconut cream to the pan. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
Serve with cauliflower rice.
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Keto Chicken Tikka Masala
- Dice the chicken breasts to make bite-sized chunks. Pan fry in heated olive oil over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
- Slowly combine the coconut cream and heavy cream into the pan. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
- Stir the chicken along with the garlic cloves, garlic powder, ginger, garam masala, and tomato paste. Season with paprika and salt. Mix well to fully combine. Leave it for 5 more minutes before removing from the heat.
- Best served over the cauliflower rice and some chopped cilantro on top. Enjoy.