Chicken Tikka Masala
Chunks of marinated chicken in a creamy spiced curry sauce.
Servings Prep Time
6people 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 30minutes
Cook Time
Chicken Mixture:
  • 1 1/2cups plain yogurt
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • 1tbsp fresh gingerminced
  • 2lbs chicken breastboneless and skinless
Other ingredients
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onionfinely diced
  • 5cloves garlicminced
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • 2tsp chili powder
  • 14oz diced tomatoes(one can), undrained
  • 15oz tomato sauce
  • 3/4cup heavy cream
  • 3tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Cooked ricenaan or roti for serving (optional)
  1. Combine the Chicken Mixture ingredients in a ziplock bag, mix to thoroughly coat chicken and refrigerate at least 30 minutes up to 24 hours.
  2. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  3. When oil gets hot, add onion, garlic, turmeric, garam masala and chili powder to the pot and saute until onion is soft, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add the chicken and the yogurt marinade to the pot and stir.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for strong>5 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  9. Carefully remove the meat from the pot to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
  10. Stir in the cream, add back the chicken and adjust the seasonings.
  11. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm over rice or with naan or roti.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.