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Easy Instant Pot® Chicken Tikka Masala

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Simple and absolutely irresistible chicken tikka masala made in the Instant Pot® with all the flavors of garam masala and turmeric. A wonderful and easy midweek dinner option."
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1 h 45 m servings 407
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine chicken, yogurt, garam masala, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and ginger in a bowl; toss until fully coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 407 calories; 26.5 16.4 28.5 144 965 Full nutrition

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This was great! It was a little spicy for my taste, so I may reduce the cayenne pepper next time. Definitely will make this again.

I will definitely make it again!