Instant Pot Butter Chicken - Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever.

Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken - Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever.

It’s been so good to be home.

With endless cuddles with Butters. And his hot, rancid fish breath right in front of my face.

It’s been absolutely great. That and having this butter chicken in bed.

The best part about it though?

The Instant Pot, of course!

The chicken comes out perfectly every single time, with all the flavors melding just right.

No, wait. I lied.

The best part is all the toasted naan that you get to dip in the leftover sauce.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken - Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever.


Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever.

15 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saute setting. Add butter, onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper, if using, until fragrant, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock and chicken.
  4. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 10 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together heavy cream and flour; set aside.
  6. Select high sauté setting. Stir in heavy cream mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Serve immediately with rice.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 411.0 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.0g 25%
Saturated Fat 9.0g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 109.0mg 36%
Sodium 691.0mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 38.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 9.0g
Protein 26.0g 52%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.