Keyword: Dinner, Gluten-free, Instant Pot, Made from Scratch, Real Food, Restaurant Food at Home
Immersion Blender (optional)
2lbs.boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1jalapeño, dicedoptional, to taste
2teaspoonsgaram masalasee recipe for homemade version
1/4teaspooncayenne powderoptional, depending on your spice level
Add after pressure cooking
½cupfresh chopped cilantro
2cupsbasmati riceor any kind of white rice
2teaspoonscardamom seedsnot pods
1teaspoonfreshly grated nutmeg
1cinnamon stickbroken in half
¼teaspooncrushed red pepper flakesoptional
Place chicken in pressure cooker insert. Frozen is fine.
Pour diced tomatoes over chicken. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeño (if using), and spices. Stir spices gently into tomatoes.
If making Pot-in-Pot rice, place rice pot on top of food at this point. See Instructions below.
Place lid on Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.
Check Steam Release Valve to make sure it is set to [Sealing].
Choose [Pressure Cook] or [Manual] or [Poultry] program by pressing one of these buttons.
Set pressure level to [High] pressure if using chicken thighs, [Low] pressure for chicken breasts.
Adjust pressure cooking time to 10 minutes by pressing [+] or [-].
Depending on your pressure model, either press [Start] (Ultra, EVO, Max) or simply pause and wait for the Instant Pot to begin cooking (DUO, Lux).
After Pressure Cooking
Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure and removing lid.
If you made pot-in-pot rice, carefully remove the rice pot and set it on a plate, hot pad, or trivet.
Remove cooked chicken pieces with tongs and place on a plate or cutting board.
Stir together sauce ingredients and blend, either in the pot with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. Be careful, this mixture is HOT. Pour mixture back into pot.
Add cream and stir to incorporate well. Add butter and stir again.
Place chicken on a cutting board and dice into bite-sized pieces.
Place chicken pieces back into pot with sauce and stir well. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve over rice or sauteéd veggies for a delightful dinner!
Add rice, water, salt, and butter to a pot or bowl that fits inside the pressure cooker.
Use a trivet or sling under inner pot so you can pull the piping hot bowl out when it is done cooking.
Place inner pot over chicken and tomato mixture. May be placed directly on food or on a trivet on top of the food.
Proceed with pressure cooking instructions above.
Place all spice ingredients in a blender or spice grinder. Pulse and blend well until all pieces are ground thoroughly. Allow dust to settle inside blender before opening the lid and smelling the wonder inside!