Instant Pot chicken recipes
Here is my collection of Instant Pot Indian chicken recipes. From the most popular butter chicken to home-style chicken curry, these healthy recipes are tried and tested. Each recipe includes all the tips and tricks to get the perfect taste and texture every time.
If you are wondering if Instant Pot is suitable for Indian cooking, the answer is an absolute YES. A stovetop pressure cooker is one of the most common kitchen appliances you will find in all Indian households. The Instant Pot offers much more than the stovetop pressure cooker and can be used extensively to make curries, rice, and desserts.
Browse through this list for the most delicious pressure cooker chicken recipes. Or check out this link to make some delicious non-vegetarian thalis or platters using these dishes.
More recipe collections:
1. Indian rice recipes in Instant Pot.
2. Paneer recipe collection.
3. Indian dessert recipes in Instant Pot.
4. Instant Pot lentil recipes.
5. Instant Pot curries.
6. Indian soup recipes.
7. Indian potato recipes.
In general, chicken thigh that is cut into medium-sized pieces needs 5 minutes of pressure cook time (with 5 minutes of natural release followed by a quick release). Chicken breast needs 4 minutes whereas drumsticks need 10 minutes. So the cooking time really depends on the recipe. Check individual recipes for the exact time.
We will need a small amount of water so that the pressure can build easily without burning the food. Do not add a lot of water as chicken releases water as it cooks.
In the recipes that call for marination, marinate the chicken longer to make it tender. If you plan ahead, you can marinate it and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
This happens if you overcook the chicken. Follow the times that are mentioned in each recipe (including the pressure release times). If you change the type of cut, like using chicken breast instead of thigh, then make sure you adjust the cooking time. The tips section of each recipe has the adjusted cooking time.
Home-style Chicken Curry
The first recipe in my Instant Pot Indian chicken collection is a simple home-style dish. If you're craving a delicious and flavorful Indian chicken curry, this recipe is perfect for you. Made in an Instant Pot, this chicken curry is perfect for busy weeknights or when you're in the mood for a comforting dish that pairs well with steamed rice or roti. This recipe uses minimal spices and basic pantry ingredients. It is easy to prepare, tastes great, and is sure to become a favorite in your home. So, let's get started and make a delicious curry that your family will love!
Get the recipe: Home-style chicken curry.
Indulge in the comforting and rich flavors of Butter Chicken, also known as Murg Makhani, with my easy and convenient Instant Pot recipe. This classic Indian dish features tender chicken in a creamy, mildly spiced tomato-based sauce that will tantalize your taste buds. With my recipe, you can enjoy all the traditional flavors and textures of this dish in under 30 minutes. So, why wait? Follow my tried and true recipe today and savor the heartwarming and flavorful taste of Butter Chicken right at home.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot butter chicken.
Vindaloo, a spicy and flavorful Portuguese-influenced Goan dish, is a beloved curry found on many Indian restaurant menus. But did you know that making it at home is easier than you think? My tried and tested recipe for chicken vindaloo will delight your taste buds with its perfectly balanced flavors. The heat and spices from the vindaloo masala paste are complemented by a subtle tanginess from vinegar and tamarind, creating a harmonious and delicious taste profile. Plus, with both Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included, you can choose your preferred cooking method.
Get the recipe: Chicken vindaloo.
Balti Chicken Curry
Easy-to-make balti chicken is a mild, flavorful, and delicious curry served in a steel wok-like bowl called 'balti'. This hearty one-pot chicken curry is made with minimal spices and is unique and different from regular Indian curries.
Get the recipe: Balti chicken.
Easy and delicious methi chicken or methi murg is made using fenugreek leaves. This unique and delectable curry is very healthy and delicious. It can be made using fresh, frozen, or dried fenugreek leaves.
Get the recipe: Methi chicken.
Chettinad chicken is a distinctive and flavorful chicken curry that boasts a unique blend of spices, fresh coconut, and poppy seeds. This recipe brings the rich flavors of Chettinad cuisine to your kitchen with the convenience of an Instant Pot. Plus, with my EASY and simplified cooking process, you can enjoy the authentic taste of Chettinad chicken without the fuss. Perfectly paired with steamed rice or roti, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds with its deliciousness and ease of preparation.
Get the recipe: Chettinad chicken.
Instant Pot chicken pulao is a delicious one-pot meal that combines tender chicken with fragrant rice and aromatic spices. Made with moist chicken pieces, this Indian-style chicken and rice casserole is a flavorful and satisfying dish that can be prepared in 20 minutes. The rice is cooked to perfection, and the subtle flavors from the whole spices perfectly complement the tender chicken, making it a hit with the whole family. And because it is a one-pot meal, clean-up is a breeze, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
Get the recipe: Chicken pulao.
I hope you try and enjoy these Instant Pot Indian chicken recipes. Leave a comment below and let me know which one is your favorite.