Go Back
+ servings

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

This simple Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala has a thick sauce filled with rich flavors and extremely tender chicken. When it comes to comfort food, chicken masala is up at the top of the list for me!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 1176 kcal


  • 1 Instant pot


  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts cut in bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground or whole cumin
  • 1 tbsp  ground or finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 can coconut cream (preferred, or coconut milk)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp salt


  • Turn pot to sauté mode. Place cumin and ginger in dry pot. Stir fry for about 1 minute. Do not let ingredients brown.
  • Add oil and onion, sauté until translucent.
  • Add chicken, salt and curry powder stir to mix all ingredients well, half cooking chicken.
  • Pour coconut milk and stir. Add tomato sauce to reduce spice if you wish.
  • Cover, lock pressure cooker and set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.



Serving: 4gCalories: 1176kcalFat: 28gProtein: 208gCarbohydrates: 14g
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
Tried this recipe?Mention @savvysweetlifebd or tag ##savvysweetlifebd!