Feel free to sub in boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you prefer.
An Instant Pot® can make this an even quicker weeknight supper.
Brown the spiced chicken on the sauté setting, then add the onion, garlic, ginger, tomato puree and potatoes. Follow the Instant Pot® directions for the length of time needed for bone-in chicken.
Release the pressure, stir in the coconut milk. Simmer on the sauté setting for 10-15 minutes longer.
What is garam masala?
It’s a blend of toasted and ground spices that is very common in Indian cooking— the actual spices vary, featuring “warm” ones—like cinnamon, coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper.
The floral fragrance of garam masala is different from commercial curry powders, which are blended from many of the same spices but in differing amounts, often including dried turmeric which imbues dishes with a brilliant yellow color.