If you love curry and you’re a fan of chicken then you will love this Curry Chicken Instant Pot recipe. In fact this delicious coconut curry chicken Instant pot meal is packed with flavor and it’s one you can enjoy at home as a healthy alternative to take-out.
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Why Is Instant Pot Chicken Curry so popular?
Chicken curry is a popular dish in certain parts of America and in the UK. In fact, Brits love curry which became a popular British dish following world war two due to a huge influx of immigrants who brought the flavours and tastes of curry to England. Today Curry is a staple in the UK and often a takeaway or meal of choice on a Friday night.
The term curry does not come from India but rather is a British term used in the mid 20th century to label many Indian flavoured dishes.
Is Curry Good For You?
Whilst some curries have creams and come with carbs, there is a lot of goodness to be found in a curry dish. In fact the many flavours and spices found in a curry is great for the immune system. In fact many spices are filled with antioxidants which help fight cancer and they can support the reduction of inflammation in the body.
Ingredients needed for Instant Pot chICKEN cuRRY
- 2 chicken breasts (8-12 oz), diced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
- 1.5 tablespoon regular soy sauce (or low sodium)
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 medium russet potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- ¼ cup coconut milk
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Instant Pot coconut Chicken Curry Cooking Times
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
how to cook instant pot chicken curry with coconut milk and potatoes
Turn your instant pot on to sauté mode. Once your instant pot gets hot add your oil and add your chicken. Add salt and pepper to your chicken to lightly seasoned it.
Continue to stir your chicken around to cook thoroughly, without your chicken sticking. If you find that your chicken is sticking more than your liking, you can add another tablespoon of oil.
Once your chicken has completely cooked, remove from the instant pot and set aside.
Next, add your onions. continue to stir frequently to prevent sticking of the onions. Sauté them for about 2 to 3 minutes until they are caramelized.
Once your onions are done cooking, add to the instant pot your chicken broth curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and tomato paste. Stir well. (Note: this recipe is for a mild chicken curry. If you would like it to be spicier, add another half teaspoon until you’ve reached your desired spiciness.)
There will be some stuck-on chicken and onion from the previous steps. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, scrape the bottom of the Insta pot to make sure that anything leftover is removed. This prevents your food from burning, as well as your instant pot from giving you the “burn” signal.
Add in your cooked chicken to the chicken broth and spices. Mix well.
Add In your diced potatoes, and sliced carrots. Stir.
Place the lid on your instant pot. Close the valve by pushing it away from you. Set your instant pot to high pressure for 5 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
Once your instant pot has finished releasing naturally after 10 minutes, manually release by using a hot powder towel, and bring the valve toward you to release the remaining pressure.
Add in your coconut milk. Stir. Place the lid back on and allow the flavors to continue to cook with the coconut milk for another five minutes.
You can serve with cilantro as a garnish, and you can eat with basmati rice, white rice or nan-bread, or enjoy this chicken curry dish by itself! Enjoy!
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If you love this pressure cooker Chicken Curry recipe then you may also love the following posts:
- Instant Pot Chicken Stew
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