Keto Butter Chicken Meatballs

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

These Keto Butter Chicken Meatballs are going to be your new favorite dinner! With so many incredible Indian flavors going on, this dish will delight your taste buds! These meatballs are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

keto butter chicken meatballs in a cast iron skillet with cauliflower rice

All About Keto Butter Chicken Meatballs

Keto Butter Chicken Meatballs will be an instant favorite at your home! This recipe takes butter chicken and puts it into meatball form.

The result? A creamy, delicious, flavorful dish that everyone will love!

These meatballs are hearty and filling and you can also serve them with cauliflower rice (or another keto side dish) for a complete meal – perfect for any night of the week!

keto meatballs with cauliflower rice in a bowl

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Classic Indian Ingredients

This recipe features many classic Indian ingredients. 

First, we use coconut milk in the sauce to provide creaminess and give this dish a good dose of healthy fats.

Then we use incredibly flavorful spices to give this dish a burst of flavor. These spices include:

  • Garam Masala –  Is a blend of ground spices including coriander, black pepper, cumin, cloves, bay leaves, charnushka, mace, cardamom, & Saigon cinnamon that is used extensively in Indian cuisine. 
  • Curry Powder – Is also a blend of spices that includes coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers in their blends. It traditionally has a yellow/orange color.
  • Turmeric – Is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant and is main spice in curry. It  is highly anit-inflammatory and has a warm taste and yellow color.

We used ground versions of all of these spices and they can be found at your local grocery store or online.

close up of keto butter chicken meatballs

How to Make the Chicken Meatballs

This first step in this recipe is to make the meatballs.

We find that oven-baked meatballs are way easier to make and require much less clean up. Plus, they are just as good and tender as the pan-seared ones.

To make the meatballs, just combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then form the meat mixture into 1-inch round balls and place them in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 375°F until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

While the meatballs are baking, prepare sauce.

butter sauce over chicken meatballs in a cast iron skillet

Making the Butter Sauce

If you've ever had butter chicken, you know how rich and creamy the sauce is. It's absolutely delicious and full of Indian flavors!

In addition, this sauce is so easy to make. 

All you need to do is saute some onion and garlic in a saucepan and then add in your spices, coconut milk, and tomato paste.

Stir to combine and let simmer for 10 minutes.

close up of butter chicken meatballs

Bring The Dish to Together

Once your meatballs are out of the over and your butter sauce has simmered for 10 minutes.

Transfer you cooked meatballs from the baking sheet to a skillet (we used a cast iron) and then pour in the butter sauce.

Let the meatballs heat through for another 5-10 minutes.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with roasted veggies or cauliflower rice.

keto meatballs with cauliflower rice in a bowl

Looking for More Keto Chicken Recipes?

If you’d like more delicious chicken recipes that are perfectly keto, then check out these favorites:

keto butter sauce meatballs with cilantro


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