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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.