Pressure Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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Rated 4.5 based on 21 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Pressure Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

For a lighter take, replace the heavy cream with more yogurt! This dish looks beautiful with a fresh burst of color just before serving. Either fresh cilantro or fresh parsley works great.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 579 calories; 33g fat; 16.6g carbohydrates; 54g protein; 200mg cholesterol; 509mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat14g 72%
Trans Fat0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.8g
Monounsaturated Fat10.7g
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 509mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 16.6g 6%
Dietary Fiber3g 12%
Protein 54g
Vitamin A39% Vitamin C27%
Calcium11% Iron27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(21 Reviews)

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Sam Dalton says:

I love traditional tikka masala, and this recipe does not disappoint. The sauce has authentic flavor, thanks to the garam masala seasoning and other spices. Instead of heavy cream, you can probably also substitute with coconut milk as well.

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Ashley Melchiore says:

Never made this dish at home before and always have when I'm out at restaurants. Making this in the pressure cooker was so easy. I bought garam masala and now want to use it in everything I make. Took advice above since I like going light on dairy and used coconut milk!

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Melissa P says:

Used yogurt instead of heavy cream and lots of parsley for garnish. This is really delicious and is perfect with basmati rice and a side of naan bread.

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Karla White says:

The whole family enjoyed this. Made it with chicken and another with vegetarian chicken strips for the non meat eaters. Both version were completely delicious. Didn’t change anything in the recipe.

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K Emery says:

Excellent ~ We served with Basmati Rice and Greek Yogurt. The dishes were wiped clean with Naan Flatbread.

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T McFaddden says:

Very good! Easy to make and as good as you would get at any restaurant! I LOVE love my new Mealthy pressure cooker!😍

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Tara Cambre says:

I made this tonight for my family. I thought I had tomato purée on hand, but ended up using tomato sauce. It was a bit thin, but the taste was fabulous! I used the yogurt I made in my Mealthy MultiPot in the recipe. I love my Mealthy.

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Carol Merida says:

Delicious, my family is very picky with food, but this chicken was a hit. I’ve made it sans the cayenne pepper. But totally recommend it.

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Denise Smallidge says:

Made this with my kids (8,11 and 12) and the whole family loved it !

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Lori Bishop says:

Loved this using coconut milk vs cream & yogurt!

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Janice Stephens says:

I followed the recipe exactly as written but it was a bit too tomato-y for me. It was very good and my husband loved it. Will definitely make again but might try to reduce the over powering tomato aspect. It was better than the slow cooker recipe I have made in the past.

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Katie Bruder says:

This tasted delicious, but it turned out a little thinner than I like my tikka masala. Any suggestions? Maybe the cornstarch (above) would be good.

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David Ziser says:

I thought the flavors were great with this recipe. For the tomato purée I actually made it up myself and I think that may have contributed to the very thin consistency of the final product. I added a 3 tablespoon cornstarch slurry to the final prep and that brought it up to the consistency it needed to be. Very good, will definitely make again.

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Philip Hawkins says:

Phenomenal. Made this twice now, and it turned out great. Girlfriend has been to India a couple of times and loves this recipe. Looking forward to making it again.

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Doug Pluta says:

Loved it. Wife was scooping up the sauce after the chicken and rice was gone. Will definitely eat again maybe with shrimp

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Stephen Martin says:

Underwhelming. I substituted two T of Chicken Tikka Massala spice I brought back from a three week trip to India where we fell in love with the food. I should have used 4 or 5. This was very, very bland.

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Alex Dudley says:

The sauce came out a bit soupy for my taste. To fix this, I removed the chicken with a slotted spoon so as not to overcook it, and reduced the sauce in my instantpot on medium sauté mode for 8 minutes. This thickened it up perfectly.

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Alfie Thurman says:

Make as directed but used yogurt at the end instead of cream- so good!! Tasted like it simmered for hours!

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Rose Hamilton says:

Sauce was strangely separated and never thickened. Greasy and watery. Flavors were alright.

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Vicky Kulczak says:

This recipe is freakin amaziiiing! Cooking Indian good can seam intimidating but wow this recipe was SO simple and flavorful. If you follow it exactly, it comes out with just a tiny bit of warm spice. this is a MUST!

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Amel Skees says:

This recipe was so delicious and I will be making this again!