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Keto Chicken Jalfrezi

Keto Chicken Jalfrezi
Keto Chicken Jalfrezi

Keto Chicken Jalfrezi

This keto / low carb take on a classic jalfrezi is rich with tomato and aromatic spices and served with a portion of turmeric cauliflower rice.
This is a great option for batch cooking as you can prepare the curry in advance and serve with fresh rice on the day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal


  • 500 g chicken breast diced
  • 60 g baby spinach
  • 1 small white onion finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 135 g tinned (canned) tomatoes chopped
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • ½ green chilli deseeded and finely diced
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric

For the rice

  • 400 g cauliflower rice
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro) roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • salt and pepper to season


  • To prepare the curry, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the diced chicken and cook through until browned all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger to the pan. Sweat gently until tender.
  • Return the chicken to the pan along with the cumin, turmeric and garam masala. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the chopped tomato and stock and bring up to a gentle boil. Stir well and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes to thicken and reduce.
  • While the curry is cooking, you can prepare the rice. Heat the oil in a pan over a low/medium heat. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and sweat gently until just tender and fragrant.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and turmeric. Season to taste and stir well to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Just before serving, add the spinach to the curry and stir until just wilted.
  • Serve the curry with the turmeric rice and scatter with fresh coriander.
Keyword Chicken, Indian, Jalfrezi, keto chicken recipe, low-carb chicken


    1. Per portion, Dave.

      There is also a function on there where you can change the slider and it will give you different quantities for the recipes. Handy for bulk cooking! You’ll notice that as you change the slider, the nutritional info per portion doesn’t change.

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this. Discovered i had no green pepper, and no ginger. So i adapted it. Used dried chilli pepper, dried ginger and made it a bit hot. So, I added some double cream to take some of the heat out, and almost forgot the spinach. The end result was still a bit hot, but delicious never the less.