Thursday, September 6, 2018

Instant Pot - Butter Chicken: A review and modifications

Today, we used the instant pot for the first time.  It was as amazing as everybody said it would be!

The Typical Mom's website is awesome, and I highly recommend going there!  She is where I got my first instant pot recipe from.

Day 1, day awesome.

This is a really easy Instant Pot butter chicken recipe that is moist and full of flavor. It only takes 5 minutes to cook and the perfect family dinner with a side of naan. If you're never tried making pressure cooker butter chicken this is an easy one to start with. Add your own spices to make it just right for you! #instantpot #butterchicken #butter #chicken #indian #food #dinner #easy #recipe #simple
Photo is from The Typical Mom's website!!  

And really, I just made butter chicken... hello, butter chicken people... the delicious and flavor filled Indian dish that is our number one order when we go to any Indian restaurant... and this little ol' Australian girl just made it!!  In her instant pot!!!

And it took 4 minutes to cook, once it was all in!!


This is living in the modern time.  I really think this machine will literally change my life.  I'm SO EXCITED to use it for eternity.

Here are the modifications that I would make WHEN I make it again... the modifications are just in the spices and the amount of cream and are highlighted in green.  All my modifications are below, please go to Justine's website for her original recipe. 

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: butter, chicken noodle soup, easy, indian, instant pot, pressure cooker
Calories574 kcal
AuthorThe Typical Mom

  • 6 chicken thighs boneless, skinless, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream (Justine uses 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 c tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tbsp corn starch optional

Top with: cilantro and a sweet chutney, like mango chutney or apricot jam!!  
  1. Turn your Instant Pot to saute, medium, and add butter.
  2. When butter is melted add cubed chicken and onion.
  3. Cook just enough for chicken pieces to cook just a touch on the outside.
  4. Add all other ingredients into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker and mix together well.
  5. Put lid on and close steam valve.
  6. Set Instant Pot to manual, pressure, low, for 5 minutes. (enough time if cut into bite size pieces, if larger pieces increase time)
  7. When done move steam valve just slightly so steam comes out slowly.
  8. Carefully lift lid. Serve immediately or remove chicken and set to saute low for just a few minutes. Put some of the hot liquid in a small bowl with 1 tbsp of cornstarch and whisk together, add back into the pot and stir. May do this again with another tbsp. depending on how thick you want the sauce to be.
  9. Sauce will thicken more as it sits. Turn off, add chicken back in, and serve with rice and/or naan.

Angie's rating: 
Thanks Justine.  I give you 4.5/5 stars for this one.  I would give you 5/5, but we did need to add a little salt, and I think some of the other spices will take it up to the next level!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Best brussel sprouts ever

This is how you do them!

1) Preheat oven to 400 F
2) half or quarter the brussel sprouts
3) mince 4 cloves of garlic
4) douse them with olive oil, pepper and salt
5) cook for 30 minutes
6) you can cook for 10 extra minutes at a higher hear (around 450 F) if they are not too done already

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Slow Cooker Lasagna

My daughter and I LOVE Natasha's Kitchen blog, and together we found this recipe for dinner tonight.  Slow cooker is the best!  The picture is not ours, it is our favorite picture of lasagne.  But here is the link to the slow cooker lasagna recipe form Natasha's kitchen!!

Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leek, bacon and potato soup

There are so many to choose from, but I really like this one

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Angie's version of Sweet Potato Cashew Bake

I love sweet potato casserole. 

This is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving, and also at Christmas.  But the mid-west version is a little too sickly sweet for me, and in my opinion should be on the desert table.  When my friend, Trish, brought THIS version of the casserole to Thanksgiving one year, I was in love!  Here is the recipe, but a little less sugar than was originally called for. 

Ingredients - Serves 5-6 people
3 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/3 cup broken cashews
1/4 teaspoon of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 8 oz can of peach slices
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup small marshmallows


1) Preheat over to 350 degrees
2) Cook the sweet potatoes by boiling them in a saucepan until they are soft, then chop them into 1/2 inch discs
3) Combine brown sugar, cashews, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl
4) Drain peaches well
5) in a basking dish, layer half each of the sweet potatoes, peach slices and brown sugar mixture
6) Repeat layers
7) Dot with butter and scatter with marshmallows
8) Bake for 30 minutes, uncover, bake about 10 minutes longer to brown
9) Enjoy

Monday, April 25, 2016

Salmon Spinach Pasta

This is so good!!  Not my photo, from Martha Stewart website, but made this tonight and didn't want to loose the link.  SOOOOO good.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Ideas

With not being home to prepare dinners 4 nights a week now, I need some ideas to help hubby out for making dinners.  And why, oh why, has it taken me so long to think about bringing out the slow cooker?

But now I need some place to go with great slow cooker recipes for me and my family, and this page is it (I will keep adding as I explore and find new delights!)

Because this is a brain storming post, none of these photos are mine.  Please click the link to get to the artist and recipe creator.

First and foremost... I must make this dish

1) Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup w/Curry Roasted Acorn Squash| @hbharvest
And then the rest that look interesting...