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Indian Butter Chicken

by Ninja Kitchen
on 19th September 2019

This luxuriously creamy dish is super-easy to throw together and can be seasoned to suit your taste. Perfect for banishing the winter blues!

Indian Butter Chicken

5 - 8 reviews

Tip: To make this recipe dairy free, use coconut oil instead of butter and full-fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream


  • 113g butter, cut into cubes, divided
  • 1 1/4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled, diced
  • 1.125 kilo uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut in to cubes
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled, minced
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 120ml chicken broth
  • 240ml tomato sauce
  • 120ml double cream
  • 5g fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish
  • Cooked basmati rice for serving
Prep Time


  1. Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MD:HI. Press the START/STOP button to begin. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and oil to the pot. Once the butter melts, add the onion and garlic, and cook for 1 minute

  3. Add the chicken, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, tomato paste, salt, broth, and tomato sauce. Stir together to combine

  4. Assemble the pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 5 minutes. Press the START/STOP button to begin

  5. When the pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by carefully moving the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Take care when removing the lid when the unit has finished releasing pressure

  6. Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MD:HI. Press the START/STOP button to begin. Add the double cream and remaining butter, and simmer for 2 minutes

  7. When cooking is complete, top with coriander and serve with basmati rice

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