Instant  Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken is full of fragrant spices and tender chicken then cooked in a savory sauce topped with a creamy layer of butter. An Indian restaurant classic made at home in 30 minutes.

Onion Garlic cloves Fresh ginger Curry powder and chili powder Garam masala Salt & pepper Coconut milk Maple syrup or honey Chicken breasts or thighs Tomato paste Butter Cold water and cornstarch Cilantro, for garnish Brown rice, for serving

Ingredients You Need

In Instant Pot, add ingredients in this exact order: onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, salt and pepper.


Continue with coconut milk, maple syrup, tomato paste and chicken.


Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual for 12 minutes. After, wait 3 minutes, then Quick Release. Remove chicken and cut into pieces.


Press Sauté and add butter. In a small bowl, whisk cold water and cornstarch with a fork, pour into the pot and whisk. Cook for a few minutes until sauce has thickened a bit. Press Cancel.


Return chicken to the pot, stir and serve over brown rice garnished with cilantro.


Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.


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