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.

Fioa

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

    Advertisement
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) 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

408 calories; protein 28.5g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 143.7mg; sodium 965.3mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (29)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
I made this as written and it was delicious! I think I will put this in my freezer meal set for quick dinners on weeknights. It should all bind together well to freeze then cook in the InstantPot. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2020
Yogurt in the marinade splits on step 2 causing a really bad texture throughout the curry. Would def not recommend adding the marinade into the pot and trying to get as much off the chicken as you can before adding it into the pot. Read More
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 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
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
I made this as written and it was delicious! I think I will put this in my freezer meal set for quick dinners on weeknights. It should all bind together well to freeze then cook in the InstantPot. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)
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
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2020
Yogurt in the marinade splits on step 2 causing a really bad texture throughout the curry. Would def not recommend adding the marinade into the pot and trying to get as much off the chicken as you can before adding it into the pot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2020
So good. Even my son, who had never tried Indian food, LOVED it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2018
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. Read More
Advertisement
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
04/27/2020
Thanks for sharing the great recipe! Made this together with my daughter and we both really enjoyed it. I made two adjustments: 1) added half an onion diced and sauted in avocado oil with the garlic before adding the chicken 2) added a half teaspoon of cumin - I know there is already cumin in the garam marsala but added just to suit my tastes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2019
Pretty good Read More
Advertisement