Instant Pot Keto Butter Chicken

keto butter chicken

Love Indian food? This keto butter chicken is a must-try. Skip the rice and naan and substitute your meal with some keto-friendly cauliflower rice.




  1. Remove lid and turn Instant Pot on, press SAUTE + 10 minutes.
  2. Add butter and yellow onions to the bottom of the pot.  Saute for 2-3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, garlic, ground ginger, curry powder, salt, and pepper.  Add chicken thighs. Stir and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, and heavy cream.  Stir until well combined.
  4. Turn Instant Pot OFF, then back ON by pressing MANUAL + 20 minutes.  Replace lid and close valve.
  5. When timer goes off, manually release pressure.  Carefully remove lid and stir. Adjust seasoning to taste.  Serve with cauliflower rice, extra butter, and a drizzle of heavy cream/coconut cream if desired.  Garnish with fresh cilantro and a pinch of Garam Masala seasoning blend.



  • Cilantro leaves, extra butter, heavy cream, and garam masala seasoning blend.


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