Keto Tandoori Chicken made in Air Fryer

Keto Tandoori Chicken made in Air Fryer

Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian dish available in most non-vegetarian Indian restaurants. It is also low carb and fits well into the keto diet. This dish takes about 40 minutes in the oven and the wait for it to pre-heat to the right temperature makes the wait at least an hour.

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If you want to try a little twist, check out the keto tandoori chicken wings recipe.

Tandoori Chicken Wings
A twist on traditional Indian Tandoori Chicken cooked as wings in Air Fryer or oven
Check out this recipe

The Air Fryer is a great option to cut the cooking time and freshly cook what you need for your current meal. When reheating tandoori chicken in a microwave, it often starts to dry out. I usually marinate and refrigerate many pieces and cook what we plan to eat and is ready in 25-30 min in the Air Fryer.

This recipe is 593 calories for a leg and thigh piece. It has 5.5 g net carbs (total carbs 9g – fiber 3.5 g) per serving.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Marination: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Servings: 2 
  • Calories: 593kcal
  • Net Carbs: 5.5g

Equipment

  • Air fryer – The air fryer has been a huge convenience in the kitchen. It has basically taken over the oven for smaller quantity meals and the best part is you do not have to wait for preheating and it cooks faster than in the oven.

Keto Tandoori Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp monk fruit sweetener – can use Swerve or any erythritol based sweetener
  • 1 tsp olive oil Can use any oil like coconut or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp star anise powder optional
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 piece Chicken Legs
  • 2 piece Chicken Thighs

Keto Tandoori Chicken Instructions

Marinade

  • Add all the ingredients into a large bowl except for the chicken
  • Then mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste
Tandoori marinade paste
  • Then rub the marinade on to the chicken and let it marinate for at least one hour

Cooking Instructions

  • Then place the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer
  • Then cook for 25-30 minutes at 375°, flipping over halfway. Cooking time dependent on size of chicken pieces.

tandoori chicken
  • Then remove from air fryer and enjoy!

Notes

  • For additional flavor, sprinkle chat masala onto the chicken and serve with thinly sliced onions.
  • Adjust chili powder and salt according to taste.
  • Each serving of a leg and thigh piece is 5.5 g net carbs (9 g carbs – 3.5 g fiber).
tandoori chicken plate

Nutrition

Serving: 2-pieces | Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 41.6g | Fat: 43.6g | Saturated Fat: 11.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 231.9mg | Sodium: 1414.2mg | Potassium: 661.1mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 1.1g | Vitamin A: 2140IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 77.9mg | Iron: 4.1mg | Net Carbs: 5.5g

tandoori chicken plate

Tandoori Chicken in Air Fryer

Tandoori Chicken conveniently cooked in Air Fryer
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marination: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, spicy, Tandoori, wings
Servings: 2
Calories: 593kcal
Net Carbs: 5.5g

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

Marinade

  • Add all the ingredients into a large bowl except for the chicken
  • Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste
  • Rub the marinade on to the chicken and let it marinate for at least one hour

Cooking Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer
  • Cook for 25 to 30 minutes at 375°, flipping over midway. Cook time depends on size of chicken pieces.
  • Remove from air fryer and enjoy!

Notes

  • For additional flavor, sprinkle chat masala onto the chicken and serve with thinly sliced onions.
  • Adjust chili powder and salt according to taste.
  • Each serving of a leg and thigh piece is 5.5 g net carbs (9 g carbs – 3.5 g fiber).

Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 41.6g | Fat: 43.6g | Saturated Fat: 11.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 231.9mg | Sodium: 1414.2mg | Potassium: 661.1mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 1.1g | Vitamin A: 2140IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 77.9mg | Iron: 4.1mg | Net Carbs: 5.5g
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