Instant Pot Coconut Lime Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Delightful combination of flavors, and it cooks quickly for a busy weeknight meal. Don’t add the coconut milk to the freezer meal bag, instead add it at the time of cooking for a perfectly creamy sauce. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1/2 - small red onion(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 2 - Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 - cup(s) coconut milk**
  • Garnish: - chopped cilantro**
  • Garnish: - crushed red pepper**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Seed and finely chop the red bell pepper. Chop the red onion.
  3. Place the chicken pieces into the electric pressure cooker insert with the chopped red bell peppers, chopped red onions, chicken stock, lime juice.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Stir in the coconut milk, and let sit on warm mode for 5 to 10 minutes. Spoon the chicken and veggies with sauce into serving bowls.
  8. Prepare the salad.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Coconut Lime Chicken with garnishes and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 4 chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Seed and finely chop 2 red bell peppers. Chop 1 red onion.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken breast pieces
  • Half of the chopped red bell peppers
  • Half of the chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Do NOT add coconut milk to freezer bag.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Coconut Lime Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Stir in coconut milk after cooking.
Serve with cilantro and crushed red pepper garnish and side salad.

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