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Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken is flavorful, perfectly tender, creamy, and spiced, and also packed with healthy ingredients!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 619 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil separated
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger peel before mincing
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste use more or less
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs boneless/skinless and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk do not use Lite
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce optional

Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

Saute:

  1. Using the sauté function, once the IP reads hot, heat 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil and sauté the onion, garlic and ginger, stirring for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the yellow and red curry, the cumin and the coriander, stir and sauce to 30-60 seconds.

Brown:

  1. Add the chicken chunks and cook until slightly brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the veggies, stir and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pressure-cook:

  1. Add in the coconut milk, lime juice, lime zest, brown sugar and fish sauce if using, stir to combine.
  2. Cancel Saute mode.
  3. Lock the lid and seal the valve.
  4. Pressure Cook on high for 6 minutes followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release, after which release manually the remaining pressure.

Garnish:

  1. Open the lid, stir and garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 619 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 36g225%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 5512IU110%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.