Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala


Chicken Tikka Masala is the ultimate Indian comfort food. A traditional Chicken Tikka Masala would normally take hours to marinate the chicken, grill it, then cook it in a creamy tomato sauce. But with the help of the Instant Pot and a cooked rotisserie chicken, this delicious meal can be prepared in minutes. For the tomato soup base, check out this recipe I created because it is equally as delicious.



Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala


Units Scale
  • Half a rotisserie chicken, or two cooked chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 3 cups tomato soup
  • 2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash of cream

For serving:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Naan bread
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place the tomato soup in Instant Pot (recipe here)
  2. In a separate bowl, add the chicken, yogurt, spices, and salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Allow to marinate for at least five to 20 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken to the InstantPot and press the manual button for 5 minutes, seal and allow to cook.
  5. Manually release the pressure release valve.
  6. Stir in a splash of cream. Garnish with cilantro and serve with basmati rice and charred naan bread.

Keywords: Chicken Tikka Masala, Instant Pot

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