Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry Recipe
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4.87 from 73 votes

Perfect Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry

Perfect Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry Recipe - An easy pressure cooker Indian recipe made in a hurry. Classic butter chicken is an all-time favorite and this recipe does not disappoint!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter, or ghee
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the butter, chopped onions, garlic, ginger, and all spices in the Instant Pot. Set on Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir to make sure the ingredients don't burn. Once the onions are soft, turn off.
  • Add the chopped chicken thighs and canned tomato sauce. Lock the lid into place and turn the Instant Pot on Pressure Cook High for 7 minutes. Once finished, turn the Instant Pot Off, then perform a Quick Release to release the steam pressure. Once the valve button drops, unlock the lid and remove.
  • Stir in the heavy cream. Set the Instant Pot on Sauté again and simmer for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with basmati rice.

Notes

Don't have an Instant Pot? You can make this recipe in the slow cooker! Follow step 1 on the stove top, then transfer the onions and spices to a slow cooker. Add the tomato sauce and chopped chicken. Cover and slow cook for 6-8 hours on low. Then stir in the cream and serve.
Burn Notice: Some Instant Pot users have reported they get a "burn notice" with this recipe. Although I have not experienced this personally, different models of IPs vary a little in the cooking process. If your IP is prone to flash the burn notice, add 1 cup water to this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.8mg