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Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe: How To Make This Favorite Comfort Food In Your Pot

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There is this place I love going to. It’s an Indian food restaurant. My absolutely favorite dish made with deliciously spicy curry is butter chicken. But, now I don’t have to spend my hard earned money ordering out. Instead, I can make Instant Pot Butter Chicken right from home!

INSTANT POT BUTTER CHICKEN SERVED WITH RICE

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Instant Pot Butter Chicken Ingredients

The ingredients in this recipe are for 6 people. Here’s what you need:

  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • A tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp paprika  
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 lb diced chicken thigh meat
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
Instant Pot Butter Chicken

How to Make Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Step one:

Add the tomato sauce, minced garlic, curry powder, Garam Masala, paprika, onion powder, sugar and salt to the Instant Pot and mix together.

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Step Two:

Add in the diced chicken thighs and butter on top.

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Step Three: Cook Butter Chicken

Cover your Instant Pot, seal, select pressure cook / manual setting, high pressure and set the timer for 6 minutes.

Step Four:

When done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then quick pressure release the rest of the pressure.

Step Five:

Set the Instant Pot to the Sauté mode mix in the heavy cream and simmer till the butter sauce thickens to your taste.

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Step Six: Enjoy Your Butter CHicken

Switch off the heat and prepare to serve. We like to eat our butter chicken with rice. You may also like some naan bread to go along side this dish.

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Your delicious Instant pot butter chicken recipe is now ready to eat. Enjoy.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Other Chicken Recipes to Try

Chicken is so versatile. You can make Chinese, Indiana, and Mexican food with it. Here are some of my other favorite Instant Pot Chicken Recipes to try:

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe is a spicy Indian dish better serve with rice.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • A tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 lb diced chicken thigh meat
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

Instructions

    Add the tomato sauce, minced garlic, curry powder, Garam Masala, paprika, onion powder, sugar and salt to the Instant Pot and mix together.

    Add in the diced chicken thighs and butter on top.

    Cover your Instant Pot, seal, select pressure cook / manual setting, high pressure and set the timer for 6 minutes.

    When done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then quick pressure release the rest of the pressure.

    Set the Instant Pot to the "Sauté" mode mix in the heavy cream and simmer till the butter sauce thickens to your taste.

    Switch off the heat and prepare to serve. We like to eat our butter chicken with rice. You may also like some naan bread to go along side this dish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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