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Recipes CAPE HERB, ELGIN, INSTANT POT BUTTER CHICKEN COLLAB

CAPE HERB, ELGIN, INSTANT POT BUTTER CHICKEN COLLAB

Prep 30 - 60 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Serves 2-4

What do you get when you partner leading spice specialists with a top multi-cooker brand? You get flavour perfection in a pot, of course!

Cape Herb & Spice teams up with Elgin's Free Range Chicken and Instant Pot on one of our truly favourite recipes...Butter Chicken. And here - thanks to the super smart pressure cooking capabilities of one of the best on the market - we cook it in 5 minutes (give or take a few). No flavour compromise, and the deliciousness is sealed in masterfully. Enticed? 

- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -

  • FOR THE MARINADE ~ 800g chicken thighs, deboned
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp BUTTER CHICKEN
  • FOR THE CURRY SAUCE ~ 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lrg onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp BUTTER CHICKEN
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 ml tomato puree
  • 125 ml fresh cream
  • 1 cup washed long grain basmati or jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • TO GARNISH ~ toasted cashew nuts and fresh coriander leaves

- METHOD -

In a bowl combine the thawed Elgin Free Range Chickens’ Chicken Thighs with all the marinade ingredients. Mix well and let rest in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Select the Sauté function on the Instant Pot ® and add the butter, onion and Cape Herb & Spice Butter Chicken Curry Spice and Sauté for 4 min. Then add the marinated chicken and the tomato paste and stir through. Ad­d the tomato purée and mix well. Close the Instant Pot lid, seal and select the Poultry preset function for 5 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to release naturally then remove the lid, add the cream, and mix well. Stove top: Follow above directions, reducing heat to a simmer at tomato purée stage.

Serve the curry over cooked rice, topped with toasted cashew nuts and fresh coriander leaves.

Tip: Instant Pot rice = 1 cup rice + 1 cup water at 3 minutes high pressure + natural release.

 

Recipe concept, photography and video by Bianca Davies: @beeblegum on Instagram | http://thesecretlifeofbee.co.za/ 

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