4 ½teaspoonsTandoori Spice Mix(homemade or purchased)
½cupdiced, yellow onion
½cupdiced bell pepper(I used red, but green or yellow will work)
1 ¼cuplong-grain white rice(rinsed and drained)
¼cuptomato paste(mixed with 1/4 cup chicken stock)
Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with with Tandoori Spice Mix, set aside.
Plug in your pressure cooker and press the “Saute” button. Add the olive oil to the liner when the display reads “HOT”.
Add the onions, bell pepper, and carrots. Cook until they start to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the garlic, stir and cook for one minute. Pour in 3/4 cup of chicken stock and press the “Cancel” button. Scrape the bottom of the liner to remove any browned bits.
Place the chicken breasts in the pot. Add the rice and tomato paste/stock mixture. Stir the rice to make sure it is covered with liquid.
Seal the lid and check to make sure the knob is in the “Sealing” position. Press the “Manual” button, check to make sure it is High Pressure, and adjust the time to 8 minutes using the + and – buttons.
When the pressure cooker beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Turn the knob to manually release any remaining pressure
Carefully remove the lid and “toss” the chicken and rice together to mix and break apart the chicken a bit.
Add the cilantro and lemon juice, stir to combine.
Serve with additional cilantro and lemon wedges. Greek yogurt is a great topping as well, especially if it has too much heat!
I chose to break apart the chicken and leave it in big chunks. Remove the chicken breasts and shred with two forks if you prefer smaller bites of chicken.
I used red bell pepper, but green or yellow would also work.
If you do not wish to make your own Tandoori Spice Mix, you can purchase a spice blend at an Asian market or on Amazon.
All of my recipes are made with a 6 quart Instant Pot. I do not own a 3 or 8 quart so I have not tried these recipes using smaller or larger amounts.
This recipe should work in any brand of pressure cooker, but your buttons/settings may be different. Cooking times should be the same.