Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Thomas Family

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

4 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 14- ounce Canned Tomatoes

5-6 cloves Garlic

1-2 teaspoons Minced Ginger

1 teaspoon Turmeric

1/2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper

1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Garam Masala

1 teaspoon Ground Cumin

1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

To finish

4 ounces butter cut into cubes (use coconut oil if dairy free)

4 ounces Heavy Cream (use full-fat coconut milk if dairy free)

1 teaspoon Garam Masala

1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

Instant Pot instructions

Place all ingredients into an Instant Pot in the order listed, EXCEPT for the butter, cream and 1 teaspoon of the garam masala, mixing the sauce well before you place the chicken on top of the sauce. If it's frozen, push it into the sauce a bit so it defrosts better

Close the cooker and set for 10 mins on high, and let it release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. After that, release all remaining pressure.

Open up the pot and remove the chicken carefully and set aside

Blend together all the ingredients, preferably using an immersion blender

Add the cut up butter, cream, cilantro, and garam masala and stir until well incorporated.

It's best to let the sauce cool just a little before adding the butter and the cream. Adding it into the boiling sauce will make your sauce very thin. If that happens, just put it in the fridge for a little and let it thicken up. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon

Take out half the sauce and freeze for later or store in the fridge for 2-3 days

Add the chicken back in and heat through. Break it up into smaller pieces if you need but don't shred it.

Serve over rice, or zucchini noodles

Using leftover sauce

Use leftover cooked chicken and mix in with the gently heated sauce, let it simmer for a few for the flavors to meld together and there you go. Add some fresh cilantro on top.

You could also use this for Paneer Makhani. Defrost a cup of peas and 1 cup of paneer and mix gently into the heated sauce and let it simmer for a few for the flavors to meld together and there you go.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

336 kcal

Total Fat

22 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

-

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

5 g

Protein

25 g

4 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time
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