Instant Pot Thai Peanut Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
A take-out style meal, cooked with ease at home.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) hot water
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) Thai peanut sauce
  • Garnish: - sesame seeds and green onions**
  • Garnish: - chopped peanuts**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Dice the white onion. Seed and dice the red bell pepper.
  2. Place the chicken into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the diced onions and red bell peppers, then pour the Thai peanut sauce over the top.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  7. Cook the rice as directed.
  8. Prepare the veggies and garnishes.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Thai Peanut Chicken over rice with garnishes and a side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Dice 2 small white onions.
  2. Seed and dice 2 red bell peppers.

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

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the diced onion
  • Half of the diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup Thai peanut sauce

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

Check the Thai Peanut sauce for hidden gluten, otherwise this recipe is gluten free.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Thai Peanut 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.
Serve over rice with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and green onion garnish, and veggies.

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