One Pot Chicken Tikka Masala|Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Hello Food Lovers,

          Flavourful, tender, yet juicy chicken breast smothered in a creamy, spicy gravy is my hubby's favorite! This is a perfect start of the weekend and a super easy dinner option that even the picky eaters will enjoy! This is one of those chicken recipes that you have had at some point in your life. I love serving this with my homemade butter naan and basmati rice. This creamy chicken tikka masala is ready in about 20 minutes. Every time I cook chicken breast in the instant pot, it comes out juicy, perfectly delicious and my family's comfort food.
            In this recipe, I have used whole chicken breast(without cutting them into pieces), because it is easier to place on a trivet and cook thoroughly and once cooked I have chopped them into bite-sized pieces.

How to make chicken Tikka masala in Ip
        The procedure is really simple, you need to just Marinade Chicken breast in yogurt, red chili powder, and some Indian spices. Prepare masala gravy using onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and some Indian spices and cook all in IP on manual mode for 10 minutes. And it's ready to slurp! This instant pot chicken tikka masala recipe is easily adaptable!

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Marinade chicken for 6-8 hours/Overnight.

Each Serving of Chicken Tikka Masala Contains 230 Calories.

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Ingredients :

  • To Marinate Chicken :
    • Chicken breast 700 g
    • Yogurt / Dahi ¼ cup
    • Salt 1 Tsp
    • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
    • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
    • Cumin powder 1 Tsp
    • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
    • Garam masala 1 tsp
    • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
    • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
    • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • To Prepare Chicken Tikka Masala :
    • Butter 2 tbsp
    • Onion 2 medium, chopped
    • Tomato 2 large, chopped
    • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
    • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
    • Salt 1 Tsp
    • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
    • Cumin powder 1 Tsp
    • Garam Masala 1 Tsp
    • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
    • Milk cream 2 tbsp
    • Coriander leaves ¼
      cup, chopped
    • Olive oil 2 tbsp

Recipe :

  • To Marinade Chicken :
    • In a bowl place chicken pieces and add red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, yogurt, cumin powder, turmeric, coriander powder,
      and garam masala mix all, cover and keep aside for 6-8 hours/overnight.
  • To prepare Chicken Tikka Masala :
    • Turn on instant pot and set sauté mode, add butter and let it melt, add onions, saute and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Add tomatoes and
      ginger - garlic paste and mix all. 
    • Then, add coriander, turmeric and red chili powder, garam masala, salt, 1 cup of water and stir well. 
    • Now, place a trivet and on the trivet marinated chicken.
    • Close instant pot lid and place vent on sealing position. 
    • Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 10 minutes followed by quick release.
    • Open the lid and take out the chicken, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
    • With the immersion blender blend the masala to get the creamy gravy.
    • Now, add milk cream,
      coriander leaves and chicken pieces, cook for more 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Tadaa, tasty Chicken Tikka Masala is ready to serve. Serve hot with Roti / Naan / Chapati / Bhakri or with Basmati Rice. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment :

  • Based on a 2000 calorie
  • Per serving contains 230 calories, along with carbohydrates - 10.55 g, dietary fibers - 1.65 g, fats - 11.59 g, proteins - 22.83 g.

Health Benefits of Chicken Tikka Masala :

  • Chicken Tikka Masala: it is one of the low calorie, low fat, and high protein recipe.
  • High Protein: Chicken is one of the highest protein suppliers.
  • Weight loss: Diets with high levels of protein have been known to be effective in reducing
    weight and chicken has been one of the main contenders in weight loss, since it provides high protein content.
  • Heart Health: Homocysteine is an amino acid that can cause cardiovascular disease if levels are high in the body, eating chicken breast suppresses and controls homocysteine levels.
  • Bone and Teeth Health: chicken is also rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.

Good Time To Eat :

  •             It's good to eat Chicken Tikka Masala for lunch, brunch or for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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