When you’re hungry for ethnic fare, this Instant Pot butter chicken recipe is even more delicious than most Indian takeout. Bonus: It cooks up in just 10 minutes in your very own kitchen.
Instant Pot electric pressure cooker recipes have taken the cooking world by storm — and with good reason. The popular electronic pressure cookers get delicious dinners to the table with little fuss and in record time. This recipe shows us how to use this cult-fave kitchen gadget to transform poultry into the iconic Indian butter chicken dish that’s traditionally cooked in a tandoor (a clay pot oven).
Butter chicken is a beloved Indian chicken curry that features garlicky, gingery chicken drenched in a thick, mildly spiced tomato cream sauce made with butter. The key to this recipe’s authentic Indian flavor and flair? Garam masala.
The garlic, ginger and chicken are sautéed in butter and then mixed with tomato paste, ketchup, spices, sugar, and water.
Stir one last time before adding final ingredients
Make sure the chicken is covered fully in the sauce, and has had a chance to simmer and to soak in that amazing flavor.
Finish recipe with fresh chopped cilantro and cream
A mere 10 minutes in the electric pressure cooker yields a fragrant dish that’s ready for some heavy cream and cilantro.
An amazing and easy pressure cooker chicken recipe
This dish is best served hot, right out of the pot, with naan to mop up every last bit of sauce. Never heard of naan? It’s a leavened flatbread that’s easy to make at home but also available in the bread aisle or Indian food section at the grocery store.