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Instant Pot 10 Minute Eggplant Chicken- Healthy & Easy Recipe

Delicious eggplant chicken cooked in the Instant Pot…

In just 10 minutes, delicious & healthy eggplant chicken will be ready & made effortlessly in the Instant Pot. After 5 minutes of pressure cooking eggplant will turn mushy, which will make the gravy really thick & creamy. I enjoy the taste of mushy eggplant along with the chicken. This can be enjoyed with rice, pasta or rotis.

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Instant Pot 10 Minute Eggplant Chicken- Easy Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Garlic, grated- 1 large clove
  • Chicken breast, diced- 1 or 2 breasts (or add chicken thighs)
  • Eggplant, diced- 1 medium-sized (American eggplant variety)
  • Tomato, chopped- 1
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Tomato paste- 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. Turn on Saute setting on the Instant Pot, temperature should be medium.
  2. Let the stainless steel pot turn hot.
  3. Add oil.
  4. Add onion, season with ½ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
  5. Add grated garlic, saute for a minute.
  6. Add the diced chicken breast.
  7. Add eggplant diced, tomato, combine well.
  8. Add all the spices and ½ tsp more salt.
  9. Combine well.
  10. No need to add water, liquid will ooze out of the chicken & vegetables while pressure cooking.
  11. Close the pot with the lid.
  12. Cancel Saute setting, select pressure cook setting.
  13. Set time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  14. After 5 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  15. Open the lid.
  16. Give everything a good mix, there will be enough liquid in the pot.
  17. Add tomato paste, combine well.
  18. Cook for 2 minutes. The stainless steel pot is still hot so don't have to turn on saute setting.
  19. Taste & add more salt if needed.
  20. Finally, garnish with chopped cilantro.
  21. Remove the pot from the main pot.
  22. Serve in a bowl & enjoy with rice, pasta, chapati, etc.



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