Instant Pot Butter Chicken offers restaurant-quality butter chicken in the comfort of your home. It only takes 30 minutes to be ready. This butter chicken is excellent with a rich cream sauce and a wonderful spice mixture. On a white plate were butter chicken and rice with naan on top. As promised, this is my super simple butter chicken recipe, which started in the Instant Pot in 30 minutes. If you want to know whether your Instant Pot can develop rich and complex flavors like other traditional methods, this butter chicken recipe is the perfect dish to provide the answer. The answer is yes. This butter chicken is very creamy and filled with beautiful spices.
It offers all the flavors of a very popular restaurant dish, all in the comfort of your home. What is butter chicken? This is a modern Indian curry dish. It is made from chicken and cooked until tender in a slightly spiced tomato sauce. This dish traditionally takes some time to make, certainly more than an hour, especially when made at home, because a lot of flavor must be developed. But as I always say, homemade is better, and I want to give you a way to make this delicious dish as easily as possible! Instant Pot with Cook Butter Chicken Ingredients Detailed dimensions and instructions for In Instant Pot Butter Chicken can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. Spices: coriander, cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric and garam masala. For information on garam masala, scroll down and read the section where I describe this Indian spice mixed chicken-use chicken thighs in this recipe today because we want juicy, tender chicken. Chicken breast can also replace thighs. Spices: fresh ginger and garlic.
Liquid: Both the rich curry part of this dish and the liquid in our Instant Pot require water and whipped cream. Cream can be substituted for heavy cream or coconut cream. We are looking for something high in fat. Tomato: The sauce for this dish requires tomato ketchup and tomato paste or tomato puree. Butter: No salt, because we want to control sodium intake. Try but adjust as needed. Parsley-to decorate, sprinkle on top. What is Garam Masala? Garam masala is a basic spice, which translates as "spicy spice". This is because it includes cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, nutmeg and pepper. If you wish, you can make your own garam masala spice mixture.
Please follow this guide for instructions on how to do it. Two Plates of Butter Chicken and Parsley with Rice How to Make Butter Chicken in the Instant Pot Detailed dimensions and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. Set up your Instant Pot for cooking. (For detailed instructions on how to use the Instant Pot, please refer to the manufacturer's guide.) Add butter and cook until the butter melts. Add the garlic and ginger, and fry for another minute or until the garlic is fragrant. Mixed curry: Add tomato puree and tomato paste to the Instant Pot and stir. Add garam masala, coriander, cumin, chili powder, turmeric and salt to the Instant Pot, stir and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add chicken thighs, water, and stir everything together. There should be enough liquid in the pan to cover the chicken, so add more water if needed. Close the lid and set the timer to 5 minutes in the bird settings. Let Cook complete the Butter Chicken-After the Instant Pot cycle is complete, wait for the natural release cycle to complete, which takes about 10 minutes. Remove the lid. Change the Instant Pot to the stir-fry setting (do not cover the lid). Add light cream and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should thicken and reduce slightly. You don't want it to shrink too much. Garnish: Garnish with chopped parsley and serve on rice or warm naan while hot. Some tips Always follow the instructions of the Instant Pot manufacturer for the best and safest use of the Instant Pot. If you want to reduce the calories of fat in this dish, feel free to use half or half of milk instead. Pour this dish over fluffy jasmine rice, serve with hot naan, put it on top of fries, use sauce instead of pizza, and drizzle over pasta.
This sauce will do anything! Close-up of butter chicken and rice in a white bowl surrounded by scones. Why is this butter chicken recipe effective? This dish is quick and easy to make. You will be able to develop a large amount of flavor in your magical small Instant Pot-no need to marinate the chicken, because the strong pressure and heat allow the chicken to absorb all the flavor while cooking. There is no need to brown the chicken first, as many butter chicken recipes call for it. It will be cooked in the sauce and become so soft. Storage of leftovers This recipe can be stored in a shallow airtight container for up to 7 days. It also freezes very well. Store it in a shallow airtight container and put it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat, thaw it in the refrigerator and reheat it on the stove! A better Instant Pot recipe to try: Chicken Shawarma Tikka Masala BBQ Ribs Chicken Noodle Soup Teriyaki Chicken Beef Stroganoff Chicken and Tso's General Cheese