Instant Pot Indian chicken recipe collection.
Instant Pot chicken recipes
Here is my collection of Indian chicken recipes made in an Instant Pot. 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.
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.