Healthy Indian style Curried Chicken in the Instant Pot

Yes I have joined the Instant Pot cult

Ya, I have. Chicken cooked in 5 minutes. I mean seriously… who can say no to that? Ok, it isn’t a total of 5 minutes. The cook time is only 5 but it takes the pot to come to pressure about 10 minutes – still super fast. And there are a ton of recipes out there for it. This one is for curried chicken – I actually went looking for a thai style curry but I got an Indian style – which was super yummy (I ate three bowls of it) and also Keto/Paleo… I served it (to myself) with cauliflower rice and rice (for my husband who thinks cauliflower rice is gross – he is crazy but whatev).

Ingredients for Curried chicken

2 tbsp coconut oil

Two whole onions minced

2 sticks of cinnamon

10 cloves (whole)

around 2.5 lbs chicken breast cut in cubes

2 tsp crushed garlic

2 tsp ginger minced

1.5 tbsp curry powder (yellow)

1 tsp garam masala (avaliable at all Indian Grocery stores or on Amazon)

Whole can diced tomatoes and liquid

1 tin full fat coconut milk separated

salt to taste

Instructions for Curried Chicken

Put instant pot on Saute and melt and heat coconut oil then add onion, cinnamon, cloves and 2-3 tbs water and saute for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the cream part of the coconut milk – reserve this for later) and stir. Cover pot and put valve on Sealing and then set on pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. Once complete allow it to vent naturally.

In the meantime prepare rice and or cauliflower rice.

Et Voila. Seriously that’s it… Super yummy.

In case you don’t have a recipe for cauliflower rice – here is one from a prior curried chicken recipe – this one is also awesome – a totally different taste..


I hope you enjoy this one – let me know if you do… I know I will be adding it to my rotation 🙂