Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe for Instant Pot
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An easy to make chicken tikka masala recipe using the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 pound boneless chicken (thighs or breast) cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  1. Set EPC to saute. Melt coconut oil, then add onion and garlic. Saute a few minutes until onion is translucent.
  2. Add ginger, tomato paste, spices (garam masala, smoked paprika, sea salt). Stir about a minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in chicken and diced tomatoes.
  4. Set EPC to manual and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  5. When EPC is done, quick release the steam and stir in coconut milk.
  6. Set EPC to saute and simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Turn off EPC and serve.
To turn up the heat, add cayenne pepper to taste.
Recipe by Curious About Green at