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Keto Chicken Curry Recipe: Baked Curry Spiced Chicken

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If you're like me, you crave flavor – especially when it comes to those beloved Indian curries. So, I'm thrilled to share my go-to Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken recipe. It's a simple, keto curry recipe that satisfies those curry cravings without kicking you out of ketosis.

Why I love This keto chicken curry Recipe 

  • Keto-Friendly: Just 1 net carb per serving! Hello, guilt-free curry indulgence.
  • Crazy Easy: Prep is a breeze, and the oven does the heavy lifting.
  • Flavor Bomb: We're packing in a blend of spices that'll transport your taste buds.
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  • Versatile: Serve it with various keto-approved sides (more on those below!). This easy chicken curry recipe will taste like you ordered from your favorite indian restaurant.
A seasoned and cooked chicken thigh garnished with fresh parsley on a white plate, reminiscent of a Keto Chicken Curry.

Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken

This easy Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken recipe is a flavor-packed weeknight dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes!Tender chicken thighs are coated in a fragrant blend of curry powder, paprika, ginger, and garlic, then baked to perfection.With just 1 net carb per serving, it's a guilt-free way to satisfy your curry cravings on a keto diet. Whether you're a seasoned keto pro or just starting your low-carb journey, this simple recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 6 

Net Carbs: 1 net carbs per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tsp. curry powder (use a mild one if you're sensitive to spice)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • Salt to taste (optional)
A bottle of oil being poured over raw chicken pieces in a white bowl, preparing the perfect base for a delicious Keto Chicken Curry.
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A teaspoon of paprika is held over a bowl containing raw chicken pieces, curry powder, and oil, setting the stage for a mouthwatering Chicken Curry recipe.
A stainless steel measuring spoon with cumin held over a bowl containing raw chicken, turmeric, and other spices for a delectable Keto Chicken Curry.
A teaspoon filled with minced garlic is held over a bowl containing raw chicken pieces, spices, and oil—perfect for a flavorful Baked Curry Chicken.
Baked chicken pieces coated in a lightly spiced orange sauce on a parchment-lined baking sheet create the perfect keto recipe twist on classic chicken curry.

Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Oven to 400°F.  This will ensure your chicken cooks evenly and gets that lovely golden brown color.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, curry powder, paprika, ground ginger, cinnamon, minced garlic, and a pinch of salt (if using). Give it a good stir to make sure all the spices are evenly distributed. 
  3. Add the boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the bowl with the spice mixture. Use your hands to toss the chicken thoroughly, making sure every piece is coated with the fragrant spices. 
  4. Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Spread the chicken thighs out in a single layer, leaving a little space between each piece. This will allow the heat to circulate evenly and ensure the chicken cooks properly.
  5. Add the baking sheet into the preheated oven. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, or until it's cooked through. You'll know it's done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) on a meat thermometer. The chicken should be golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside, while still juicy and tender on the inside.

Tips

  • Feel free to use chicken breasts instead of thighs, but keep in mind you'll need to adjust the cooking time since breasts cook faster.
  • If you prefer a milder curry, use less curry powder, or if you like it hot, add a bit more. You can also try using chili powder for a different type of heat.
  • Using fresh ginger and garlic will take the flavor of this dish to the next level. If you have some on hand, grate or mince them for a fresher, more vibrant taste.
  • This dish is even better the next day! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for later enjoyment.
  • For a creamier curry, try adding a dollop of coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk. It'll add a touch of sweetness and richness that pairs perfectly with the spices.
  • If you like, you can add some chopped bell pepper or other low-carb vegetables to the mix for extra color and flavor.
  • If you are an adventurous cooker, this great recipe is a perfect base for experimenting with different Indian and Thai curry flavors. Try adding a teaspoon of garam masala or a tablespoon of red curry paste for a different twist.
A Keto Recipe featuring a cooked piece of Baked Curry Spiced Chicken garnished with green herbs is served on a white plate with a striped napkin in the background.

Best low carb Sides for this Keto chicken curry recipe

  • Cauliflower Rice: A beloved keto staple, cauliflower rice is a perfect pairing for this curry. Its mild flavor and fluffy texture make it an excellent vehicle for soaking up all that flavorful sauce. You can easily make your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor, or find pre-riced options at most grocery stores.
  • Roasted Low-Carb Vegetables: Roasted vegetables bring a delightful textural contrast to the tender chicken.Broccoli, cauliflower florets, zucchini, and green beans are all excellent choices. Toss them with olive oil, salt,pepper, and your favorite herbs before roasting until tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Keto Naan: Yes, you can enjoy naan on keto! There are plenty of delicious recipes online that use almond flour or coconut flour as a base. If you're short on time, some brands offer store-bought keto-friendly naan (just be sure to check the labels for hidden carbs).
  • Simple Salad: A refreshing salad cuts through the richness of the curry. Opt for a bed of leafy greens like spinach or arugula, then toss with a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and a touch of Dijon mustard.
  • Shirataki Rice: If you're looking for an even lower-carb option than cauliflower rice, try shirataki rice. Made from konjac root, it has a slightly chewy texture and virtually no carbs.

With so many delicious keto-friendly options, your meal will be complete and satisfying!

A cooked piece of keto-friendly, curry-spiced chicken thigh garnished with green herbs is served on a white plate. Another similar plate is visible in the background on a grey cloth.

FAQ

Can I use coconut oil instead of olive oil? Absolutely! It'll add a subtle coconut flavor that complements the curry spices nicely.

Can I make this in the slow cooker or Instant Pot? While this recipe is designed for the oven, you could experiment with those methods. Be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Is this curry kid-friendly? If your kids enjoy mild curry, start with less curry powder and gradually increase it as they get used to the flavor.

Conclusion

This Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken is your ticket to easy, flavorful, low-carb dinners. It's a low-carb diet recipe the whole family can enjoy and a fantastic way to explore the world of Indian cuisine on a keto diet. So fire up your oven and let me know how you like it!

Yield: 6

Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken

A seasoned and cooked chicken thigh garnished with fresh parsley on a white plate, reminiscent of a Keto Chicken Curry.

This easy Keto Baked Curry Spiced Chicken recipe is a flavor-packed weeknight dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes! Tender chicken thighs are coated in a fragrant blend of curry powder, paprika, ginger, and garlic, then baked to perfection. With just 1 net carb per serving, it's a guilt-free way to satisfy your curry cravings on a keto diet. Whether you're a seasoned keto pro or just starting your low-carb journey, this simple recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 3 tsp. Curry powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Ground ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • Salt to taste if desired

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, and toss to coat the chicken well in the spices.
    Place the chicken to a baking sheet, and bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

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