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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (Whole30 Paleo)
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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (Whole30 Paleo) - A comforting, flavorful Whole30 compliant dish cooked in the Instant Pot or slow cooker! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 280kcal



  • Set your Instant Pot to Saute.  Add butter, onion, and yellow peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes until veggies start to soften.
  • Add garlic, ginger, spices and salt and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add tomatoes and coconut milk and stir well to combine.  Place chicken on top of mixture.  Close the lid and set to Poultry (or Manual setting for 15 minutes).
  • When cycle is complete, remove chicken and shred.  Using an immersion hand blender, puree the sauce.  Add the chicken back to the sauce and adjust seasoning to taste.

For the Slow Cooker

  • Combine onion, yellow pepper, spices, salt, tomatoes, and coconut milk in a slow cooker.  Place chicken on top.  Cook on High 3-4 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.  Remove chicken and shred.  Puree sauce using an immersion hand blender and return chicken to the slow cooker. 


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.3mg