Keto Chicken Jalfrezi

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes
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.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken, Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 351kcal


  • 500 g chicken breast diced
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 small white onion finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 green chilli deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

for the rice

  • 4 large cauliflower riced
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 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.
  • Whilst 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 the 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.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 5g

Leave a Reply 2 comments

Dave - 19/04/2020 Reply

In your recipes is the nutritional info per serving? ie if it says serves 2 and it is 616cal, is that per person?

    Dr Dan Maggs - 20/04/2020 Reply

    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.

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