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Instant pot chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

  • Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 (5 ounces) can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • Minced cilantro

For serving:

  • naan
  • basmati rice
  • freshly chopped cilantro


  1. let the instant pot heat up a bit
  2. add some butter
  3. add the marinated chicken breast pieces
  4. wait till it gets brown color
  5. throw the onions in and stir till it gets some color for about 4-5 minutes
  6. once the onions get that brown color adds tomatoes and all the other ingredients and mix everything.
  7. Let it cook for 5 minutes before you close the pot.
  8. for better taste, add spices before you add tomatoes, and let it cook with onions for about 2-3 minutes
  9. close the pot and let everything cook on high pressure
  10. release the pressure and let everything rest for 10 minutes before you serve
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Keywords: Instant pot chicken Tikka Masala