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instant pot whole30 butter chicken

Instant Pot Whole30 Butter Chicken

Whole30 compliant butter chicken recipe made in the Instant Pot.
Course Dinner, Instant Pot
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot, whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 407kcal


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cubed
  • 15 oz coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bag cauliflower rice frozen


  • Press saute button on Instant Pot and add coconut oil.
  • Once oil melts, add onion and saute for 2 minutes, then add ginger and garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Add broth, chicken, spices, coconut milk, and tomato paste on the top (don't stir).
  • Close lid and seal vent.
  • Press manual or pressure cook and set for 5 minute pressure cycle.  After 5 minute cycle, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes.  Release pressure, open lid, and stir.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare cauliflower rice according to directions.  Serve with cauliflower rice.