Easy Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Servings Prep Time
4people 5mintues
Cook Time Passive Time
3minutes 5minutes to build pressure
Servings Prep Time
4people 5mintues
Cook Time Passive Time
3minutes 5minutes to build pressure
Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 5cloves garlic, finely dicedYou can use more or less depending on your love for garlic!
  • 1large white onion, diced
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and diced
  • 1large boneless chicken breast, diced
  • 1tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1tsp chili pepperAgain, you can add more or less depending on your spice tolerance
  • 1TBSP garam masala powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin powder
  • 1/2 can (200ML) tomato sauceOr use fresh if you have any you made
  • 2 cups skim milkYou can use cream or milk at any percentage. If you use skim milk, you will need a little cornstarch to thicken it up
  • 1tsp cornstarchnot needed if you are using cream
  • 2tsp waternot needed if you are using cream
Instructions
  1. Put your Instant pot on sautee mode and let it heat up.
  2. Add butter, garlic, white onion, and ginger. Sautee until golden brown
  3. Add salt, pepper, chili pepper, garam masala, cumin into pot and stir to combine.
  4. Add chicken
  5. Add tomato sauce and milk and stir
  6. Set your Instant Pot to MANUAL mode, HIGH for 3 minutes. When it is done cooking, manually release the pressure.
  7. Set your Instant Pot back to sautee mode
  8. Mix water and cornstarch together in a little bowl and add to butter chicken mixture, stir and let thicken. These last 2 steps are not necessary if you are using cream.
  9. Serve with rice, naan, wedge of lime and some cilantro on top
Recipe Notes

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