Easy Indian Butter Chicken recipe cooked in 30 minutes. Cubes of chicken breast marinated in garlic and spices – cooked in a rich and creamy butter chicken masala. With only a dash of butter and less cream – it’s a lightened version but with oodles of flavour! Learn how to make restaurant style butter chicken in minutes – in your instant pot.
We’re celebrating Eid this week with my finger-lickin’ good butter chicken (aka murgh makhani) – served with jeera-infused (cumin) Basmati rice. It was a request from Mr. D – what he calls as a “festive delight.” You could, of course, throw in chunks of butter just before garnishing, but I love the fact that it’s not over the top heavy.
I recently bought an Instant Pot (finally!) and have to say it made the whole experience ridiculously easy. I did, however, learn the importance of having all the ingredients on-hand as the cooking action is fast and furious 🙂
How to Make Indian Butter Chicken Recipe – Instant Pot Version
I like to think of cooking this dish in six easy steps:
Step 1: Marinate the chicken (Image 1)
Step 2: Saute the onions in butter (Image 2)
Step 3: Add the marinated chicken (Image 3)
Step 4: Follow with tomato passata and spices (Image 4)
Step 5: Pressure cook the chicken in your Instant Pot (Image 5) At this stage, I could put my feet up, but