Instant Pot® Chicken Tiki Masala



Instant Pot® Chicken Tiki Masala

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Natural release 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 lbs Boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut intobite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Medium jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 28-oz container crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp Honey, preferably local
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 cup Cooked basmati rice, to serve


  • Combine the Greek yogurt, ginger, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Add chicken to the yogurt mixture and stir until coated. Marinate at room temperature for up to one hour or cover and refrigerate overnight. (If refrigerating, set on the counter for 30 minutes to one hour before adding to the Instant Pot®).
  • Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot® inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté’ function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “Normal” (medium) setting.
  • Once hot, add onion, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant and the onions are soft.
  • Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, garam masala, and honey. Stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. Push the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté function.
  • Add the marinated chicken to the Instant Pot®and add the lid. Lock the lid into place and set the vent to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” button and adjust to the “High” setting, if necessary. Set cook time to 10 minutes.
  • When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure.
  • To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from the Instant Pot® to warm it up a bit before adding it to the soup. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. Serve immediately topped with chopped cilantro and with some basmati rice on the side. Enjoy!
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Tiki Masala

Instant Pot® Chicken Tiki Masala

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