Living in Phoenix now, a city relatively absent of seasons, I miss the changing leaves and the crispness in the fall air. Even though it’s still in the high nineties here, I find myself wanting fall foods like heartier soups and stews.
I’ve been enjoying this Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe, which was created by Thrive Market’s recipe developer Angela Gaines, and is shared with permission. It uses simple spices and a couple pantry staples like crushed tomatoes, and I serve it with the Costco cauliflower rice I keep in my freezer.
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- 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
- 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cubed
- ⅔ cup canned coconut milk (or heavy cream)
- ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
- Cauliflower rice, for serving
- Add all ingredients except butter, cream, and cilantro to the Instant Pot; stir. Seal the lid and press the poultry button.
- Cook for 15 minutes on high pressure, then allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Release all remaining pressure manually, then press the sauté button and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the butter, cream, and cilantro; stir. Serve over cauliflower rice.
This looks like a nice recipe but I’m planning to make it with fresh tomatoes because…..tis the season. I have lots of fresh tomatoes but none in cans or jars.
Angela Leigh Jessop
Could we get a macros breakdown?
Is there any way I could make this without tomatoes? I have histamine issues still, not able to eat tomatoes.
No, it’s not going to work without tomatoes. But my other recent recipe may work for you: https://empoweredsustenance.com/paleo-cilantro-lime-chicken-skillet/
Lauren, It is raining hard in Seattle today, so . . . I made your new recipe – it sounded like good comfort food 🙂 I made it with chicken breasts and served over quinoa (that’s what I had on hand), and it was so delicious. This is the 2nd time I have made one of your recipes the same day you posted it! Thank you so much for sharing your gift!
That’s great to hear, Kari! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.
This looks amazing. I love Indian food. Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I had read your recipe and tried to cook it. Well, I’m not good at cooking but still I able to prepare butter chicken looking somewhere near to image in this post.
Thanks for the recipe!
Served over jasmine rice quite nice. Thank you very much!
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