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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

This Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is a party in your mouth, but is so simple to prepare! You can even assemble ahead and freeze as a freezer Instant Pot meal. Low carb, dairy-free and delish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Time to pressurize/depressurize14 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: authentic, dairy-free, freezer, gluten-free, instant pot, traditional
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Denise

Ingredients

Add to Instant Pot/freezer bag

  • 14.5 oz tomato sauce (not ketchup, I prefer Hunt's brand)
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt (unsweetened, may be swapped for full fat coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs (cut into 1 inch cubes)

After first round of cooking

  • 4 cups cauliflower (cut into bite-sized florets)

Before serving

  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • To the base of a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot, add all ingredients labelled "Add to Instant Pot/freezer bag". Stir to combine.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to 'sealing', and pressure cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up, carefully release the pressure from the pot (quick pressure release).
  • Remove the lid and stir in the cauliflower. Put the lid back on and set valve back to 'sealing'. Pressure cook for 1 minute.
  • When the cook time is up, carefully release the pressure from the pot (quick pressure release).
  • Stir in the peas, and serve over rice or quinoa.

Storage

  • Leftovers keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Leftovers may be portioned out and frozen for up to 3 months.

Freezer packs

  • In a gallon-sized freezer bag or reusable silicone bag, add all ingredients labelled "Add to Instant Pot/freezer bag". Squeeze out as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw completely before cooking as directed above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of portion | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 800mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 46.8mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2.4mg