Instant Pot Butter Chicken

How to Make Delicious Butter Chicken In Less Than 15 Minutes

How to Make Delicious Butter Chicken In Less Than 15 Minutes

Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler

Classic butter chicken is a classic for a reason.

The taste, the aroma, the bright vibrant color that nearly masks its creamy texture is always a joy to order in a restaurant or make at home. And when you update that classic by cooking it in the Instant Pot, you can have it on your plate in less than 15 minutes – now, that’s truly something to write home about.

Personally, we felt like shouting this recipe from the rooftops because we’re so in love with this meal. But we enjoy our sultry summer evenings free of noise pollution. Instead we’re just going to let you read about it (and make it yourself).

Now round up your ingredients, grab that Instant Pot and your F.N. Sharp Chef Knife and cutting board and let’s get cooking!

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Ingredients for Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe




About the Recipe Creator

Recipe writer and photographer Launie Kettler of TeenyTinyKitchen

Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who cooks big food in a small kitchen in northern Vermont. Her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. 

Launie is also the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon.

You can find and follow Launie's adventures on her social handle @teenytinykitchenvt on Instagram, Facebook, Threads and her blog at