Chicken tikka masala and lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!
Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!
It’s official, I am totally obsessed with the Instant Pot! It makes the most delicious meals in no time at all, like this Lentil Chicken Tikka Masala. All of the scrumptious flavors of a slow cooked tikka masala sauce, made in under an hour.
To make this recipe, you begin by using the sauté function on the Instant Pot to cook the onions, garlic, chicken and spices, then switch over to the pressure cooking function to cook the lentils and chicken in the tikka masala sauce. In no time at all, dinner is ready and it only took one pot to cook it all!
The lentils I added to this chicken tikka masala recipe add a good source of plant based protein, potassium and iron to the dish. You can serve the Lentil Chicken Tikka Masala on it’s own, like a stew, or serve it over rice.
Lentils are part of the “pulse” family, which includes dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. Pulses are low in fat and sodium, cholesterol free, an excellent source of fiber and folate and a great addition to a healthy, balanced diet.
If you’re looking for other simple ways to eat healthier, visit pulses.org and sign up for the Half-Cup Habit. You’ll quickly see how easy it is to add a 1⁄2 cup serving of pulses to your diet just 3 times per week for added nutrients.
You can also check out these six recipe favorites featuring pulses to add to your weekly healthy dinner menu!
- Greek Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas
- One Pot Vegan Mexican Freekeh with Kidney Beans
- Healthy Greek Turkey Soup with Chickpeas
- One Pot Turkey Taco Soup
- Crock Pot Three Bean Taco Vegan Chili with Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans & Black Beans
- One Pot Mediterranean Sausage & Lentils
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