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Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

This quick and easy Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken is so creamy and packed with flavor from the combination of delicious spices. Pair it with cauliflower rice for a great low carb, keto meal! 

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Anytime my husband asks where we should go out to eat for dinner, I always say Thai or Indian. We are so fortunate to live close to various immigrant communities, so we have some amazing ethnic cuisine spots that are authentic and so dang delicious.

I recently tried butter chicken for the first time at a local Indian restaurant, and I never knew how creamy and delicious it is. The only problem is that I didn’t realize it was made with cream, and being dairy intolerant, I was bloated for a long time afterwards and it was not a pleasant experience.

But hey, I’m not the one to give up if I taste something yummy. I ended up recreating that delicious meal at home using coconut milk as the creamy base, and it turned out pretty darn fantastic. And even better, I made it in the Instant Pot which made it so easy and I just love how the whole thing turned out.

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

My homemade Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken comes together in less than 30 minutes and the whole process is so simple. The sauce is buttery and slightly spicy from the delicious combination of spices, and we just couldn’t get enough and went back for seconds.

We enjoyed it on top of white rice, but if you want to make it low carb and keto-friendly, you can also serve it with cauliflower rice. I can’t wait to put this on rotation in the future on busy weeks. The leftovers reheat really well so it’s great for batch cooking, and it’s so good that you won’t mind eating it on repeat!

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This quick and easy Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken is so creamy and packed with flavor from the combination of delicious spices. Pair it with cauliflower rice for a great low carb, keto meal! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 2 lb chicken thighs cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Lime juice for garnish
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to the Sauté setting and heat ghee in the pot until the Instant Pot indicates that it's "hot."

  2. In the meantime, place the chicken in a bowl and add all the spices to it (from garam masala to ground black pepper) and gently toss together. Set aside. 

  3. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent. 

  4. Add the spice coated chicken to the pot and sauté for 5 minutes until mostly browned. 

  5. Add tomato sauce and stir together.

  6. Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Set it on MANUAL for 5 minutes. 

  7. Once it beeps to a finish, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. 

  8. Open the lid and stir in coconut milk. 

  9. Garnish with lime juice and parsley or cilantro, and serve over cauliflower rice!

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 745mg 31%
Potassium 447mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo White Chicken Chili

Delicious and creamy Paleo White Chicken Chili is an easy and comforting weeknight dinner that’s Whole30 compliant and full of flavor!Paleo White Chicken ChiliPaleo White Chicken Chili

Hi friends! Did you see my NEW COOKBOOK announcement? I’m so so thrilled to let you know that I’ve been working on a Korean Paleo cookbook and it will be out in December 2018. Not only is this one of my biggest dreams coming true, it is one of the best moments in my blogging career and I’m so thankful for this opportunity.

It’s been my goal for the past 2 years to have a paleo cookbook with all the delicious Korean foods I grew up on, which is why you haven’t been seeing many Korean recipes on this blog. I’ve been saving it all for this little dream of mine!  I’ll keep you updated about it as I keep working, but I’ll be talking about it more and more in a few months. So in the meantime… let’s talk about this recipe!

Which one do you like better: traditional red chili or white chili?

If you asked me before I started making white chili at home, I would have picked red chili all the way. But this Paleo White Chicken Chili has been on rotation in our house for several weeks now and the hubs and I just can’t get enough.

Paleo White Chicken Chili

Not only is the creaminess of this chili just like a blanket in a bowl, I love how you can really taste the spices without them being overpowered by strong flavor of tomatoes that’s usually in red chili. It’s just so comforting and flavorful, and best of all, super easy to make!

Another great part about this recipe is all the yummy toppings that you can put on it which adds additional flavor and textures. For me, I can go wild with all the cilantro and avocado slices, but you can customize the toppings with whatever you like, such as jalapeño slices, cheese, sour cream, lime juice, and tortilla chips. 

I guest posted this Paleo White Chicken Chili recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out and let me know what you think:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables

Healthy, Whole30 dinner has never been easier with these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables. So simple to make and clean up is a breeze!

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Sheet pan dinners… Let’s file this under: things I wish I had known about waaaay earlier. When it comes to cooking, I’m all about making simple and easy recipes and bonus if they create very little dishes to do afterwards. So when I learned about sheet pan meals, I instantly had to join in on this cooking trend.

There’s nothing I don’t love about throwing a bunch of things in one pan and roasting the heck out of them to have a complete meal ready to eat. And I’m sure my husband, the dishwasher of the house, do not mind it either. While simple to make, these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables pack a ton of flavor and they are delicious as leftovers as well.

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

I used some of my favorite vegetables, but you can switch them up with whatever you have on hand. I think cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and brussels sprouts are some other great options for this recipe.

If you are looking for a easy dinner to cook up that’s healthy, easy, and Whole30-compliant, these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables are a delicious option you can add do your weekly rotation. I also love how customizable this dish is with whatever veggies or cut of chicken you have on hand. Hope you enjoy this yummy recipe as much as we did!

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and VegetablesThai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Healthy, Whole30 dinner has never been easier with these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables. So simple to make and clean up is a breeze!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 lb chicken I recommend thighs or drumsticks
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes (about 2 medium) cubed
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • Optional: Fresh basil or cilantro, chopped for garnish

Thai Green Curry Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, and grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. 

  2. Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt evenly.

  3. Whisk together all the ingredients for the Thai Green Curry Sauce.

  4. In a large bowl, combine chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, and onion. Pour in the Thai Green Curry Sauce and toss until well combined.

  5. Transfer the sauce coated chicken and vegetables to the baking sheet and lay them out in an even layer.

  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning the the pan half way through, until the sweet potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked through. 

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