Keto Biryani with Chicken and Eggplant

Low Carb Keto Chicken Eggplant Biryani

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This recipe for Keto Chicken and Eggplant Biryani is out of this world. This Indian cauliflower rice dish is packed with flavor.


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  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 5 cups eggplant, diced with skin
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 pound cooked chicken, pulled into bite-sized pieces


Step 1.  Mix together all spices in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2.  Mince the garlic, ginger, and jalapeño pepper and add to a small bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Mix well.

Step 3.  Dice the eggplant and slice the red bell peppers and onions thinly. 

Step 4.  Add 1 tablespoon butter to a large skillet or dutch oven.  Heat over Medium-High heat.  Add eggplant and cook until softened, 8-9 minutes.

Step 5.  Mix in spices and cook for 2 minutes more.  Remove from the pan and mix together with chicken in a medium-sized bowl.  Mix until chicken is coated with spices.

Step 6.  Heat 1 tablespoon butter over Medium-High heat.  Add onions and red bell peppers and cook until browned around the edges, 10 minutes.

Step 7.  Push onions and peppers to the side of the pan and add in mixture of garlic, ginger, jalapeño pepper, and oil.  Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

Step 8.  Add 1/2 cup water to the pan to deglaze it.  Make sure to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Step 9.  Add chicken, eggplant, cauliflower rice, mint, and cilantro to the pan and mix well.  12.  Lower the heat to Low and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.  Cook for 8-10 minutes until cauliflower rice is cooked through but not mushy.

Step 10.  Serve immediately.



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