Pressure-Cooker Indian-Style Chicken and Vegetables

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min.


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 24, 2023
This easy Indian-influenced dish is one just about everyone will love. Feel free to add more or less tikka masala sauce according to your taste. —Erica Polly, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Indian-Style Chicken and Vegetables Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 jars (15 ounces each) tikka masala curry sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Naan flatbreads, warmed


  1. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine chicken and vegetables; add sauce, water and salt. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 3 minutes. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 170°. If desired, top with cilantro; serve with warmed naan.

Can you freeze Pressure-Cooker Indian-Style Chicken and Vegetables?

Omitting cilantro and naan, freeze cooled chicken and vegetable mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently; add a little water if necessary. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with warmed naan.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 334 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.