It’s been awhile since I pulled out my instant pot. But last week, I put to to use quite a few times. I made pulled pork, creamy cajun chicken (which was phenomenal, by the way!), and yesterday, I made butter chicken. Now, I’ve made it before, but I wanted to try to “healthy” it up a little bit (if that’s possible)…and reduce the amount of actual dairy in the meal. Skip to the healthy butter chicken recipe here.
Stupid Easy Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe
I haven’t given dairy up altogether, but I do try to limit how much I eat-my stomach just likes me better, and I find that I feel better (less bloated, at least) when I put limits on it. So obviously, butter chicken isn’t something I can make all the time. But sometimes, you just need delicious, semi-off limits food.
In the past, I’ve always made my butter chicken in a cast iron pan on the stovetop, but I wanted to see if I could achieve the same flavor in my Instant Pot. This would also allow me to adapt the recipe a little bit…and use a little less butter.
Stupid Easy Butter Chicken
You could easily make this completely dairy free by using just coconut milk or cream, though I like the small amount of butter in the recipe.
You can serve this butter chicken recipe over rice-I prefer jasmine rice for this recipe, or cauli-rice. Both are delicious, though the cauli-rice is a little bit faster than the jasmine. If you start your pot of rice at the same time you put your chicken in the Instant pot, you’ll be in good shape!