Simple and absolutely irresistible chicken tikka masala made in the Instant Pot(R) with all the flavors of garam masala and turmeric. A wonderful and easy midweek dinner option.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Marinade:

Sauce:

Directions

  • Combine chicken, yogurt, garam masala, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and ginger in a bowl; toss until fully coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add chicken with marinade; cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

  • Place tomato sauce, garlic, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, and salt in the pot; stir until well combined. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Remove lid and select Saute function. Pour in cream; stir well. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; 26.5 g total fat; 144 mg cholesterol; 965 mg sodium. 16.4 g carbohydrates; 28.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
My kids LOVED this which is a huge surprise since they are normally reluctant to try new foods. I looked at a lot of tikka masala recipes and most also had coriander so I added 1/2 tsp coriander and I reduced the cayenne to 1/4 tsp. It came together quickly (although I thought it would take forever due to all the spices!) and was totally delish!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2019
I did not like this version of the recipe. The flavor was not what I expected from a tikka misala. I used half the cayenne pepper and it was the right spiciness. The recipe makes way to much sauce and it did not thicken with sauteeing. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
My kids LOVED this which is a huge surprise since they are normally reluctant to try new foods. I looked at a lot of tikka masala recipes and most also had coriander so I added 1/2 tsp coriander and I reduced the cayenne to 1/4 tsp. It came together quickly (although I thought it would take forever due to all the spices!) and was totally delish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
My kids LOVED this which is a huge surprise since they are normally reluctant to try new foods. I looked at a lot of tikka masala recipes and most also had coriander so I added 1/2 tsp coriander and I reduced the cayenne to 1/4 tsp. It came together quickly (although I thought it would take forever due to all the spices!) and was totally delish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
Tip: let it cool down overnight and absorb flavor for maximum taste. Straight out of the pot it was fine but slightly bland. After sitting overnight in the fridge the flavor really kicked in. Absolutely delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2019
I made this according to recipe along with the cheddar biscuits and I love it! I will definitely make it again!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2019
The recipe notes adding garam masala in two different steps. Please clarify. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2019
I found this to be slightly spicier than I like - my tongue glowed but it wasn't so hot that I could not enjoy the rest of it.. I will make it again and adjust the spices. Three others who had it really liked it as it was so maybe I am a wimp. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2019
I am lactose intolerant so I substituted the 1 cup heavy cream with one 13-oz can of coconut milk plus one T coconut oil. Also I used plain Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. ItI came out delicious and my grown kids loved it too. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
I liked it a lot. I agree with the person that said that it had the same taste that you get at a restaurant. Found the amount of pepper added just right. I would like to make it again but use fish instead of chicken. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2019
I did not like this version of the recipe. The flavor was not what I expected from a tikka misala. I used half the cayenne pepper and it was the right spiciness. The recipe makes way to much sauce and it did not thicken with sauteeing. Read More