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Keto Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles


Per serving: Calories 202, Protein 13 g, Carbohydrates 6.7 g, Fat 14.3 g 

Keto Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes 


  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, cut into strips
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp / 60 mL butter 
  • 1½ Tbsp / 22 mL garlic powder
  • 1 tsp / 5 mL crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest 
  • 1 Tbsp / 14.8 mL Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp / 1.2 mL paprika
  • ¼ cup / 60 mL low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp / 14.8 mL Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp / 14.8 mL freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tsp / 5 mL minced thyme
  • 1 package (10 oz / 296 mL) zucchini noodles 


  1. To make the butter chicken: In a large bowl or shallow plate, season chicken strips with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the chili pepper flakes and roast for 1 minute. Then add chicken strips in one layer and cook for one minute without stirring.

  3. Add garlic powder, then stir up the chicken strips to cook on the other side for a couple of minutes, until almost cooked through. Make sure not to overcook chicken at this time – otherwise, it could become dry. Remove from the skillet and set aside on a plate. 

  4. In the same skillet, melt the 2 remaining tablespoons butter, then stir in lemon juice and zest, Dijon mustard, paprika, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to reduce for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring regularly.

  5. Stir in the Italian seasoning, chopped chives, and minced thyme, then add the zucchini noodles and toss for 2 or 3 minutes, until the noodles are cooked through and the sauce has reduced a bit. 

  6. Return the cooked chicken strips to the pan and cook for another minute. Serve butter chicken with zucchini noodles immediately, and enjoy!

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