5 from 4 votes
tandoori chicken - instant pot
Tandoori Chicken - Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Chicken marinated in spicy yogurt based sauce that is pressure cooked for moist and fall off the bone delicious Tandoori Chicken - Instant Pot.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tandoori chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 331 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
Ingredients
  • 2 LB 8 Chicken drumsticks, skinned
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt Make It Dairy Free by using Coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1-2 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder or any mild red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add yogurt, ginger, garlic, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, salt, lemon juice and oil. Mix well.
  2. Dry skinned drumsticks with a paper towel. Put 2-3 slits on each drumstick and apply marinade all over the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Take the chicken out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  3. Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot insert. Lightly grease the trivet with cooking oil and place inside the pot. Arrange the marinated Chicken pieces on the trivet.
  4. Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 15 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release. Open Instant Pot.
  5. Enjoy Tandoori chicken with lime wedges and chutney over steamed rice or Pulao.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note:

You can broil the cooked chicken in a preheated oven for 5 minutes. We enjoyed them straight out of the Instant Pot!

Nutrition Facts
Tandoori Chicken - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 1384mg 58%
Potassium 605mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 14.8%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.