Instant Pot Thai Peanut Chicken {Keto, Gluten-free}
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Serves: 4-6 servings
gluten-free, grain-free, keto, dairy-free, egg-free
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 11/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup creamy organic unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoons coconut aminos (gluten-free soy sauce or tamari will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce, optional
  • 1 tablespoon honey or coconut sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes or a Thai chile, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • broccoli, baby spinach or other greens
For serving:
  • fresh limes
  • peanuts
  • cilantro
  • scallions
  • rice, cauliflower rice, rice noodles or zucchini noodles
  1. Add the chicken pieces to a large glass bowl. Add the curry paste and give it a good mix to get all of the chicken very well coated.
  2. Set the chicken aside while you prep everything else, or marinate the chicken up to 8 hours ahead. Cover/seal and place into the fridge if you aren’t using it right away.
  3. Make the peanut sauce. In a medium bowl, add the coconut milk, peanut butter, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, honey and red pepper flakes, if using. Leave the lime juice and fresh cilantro for the end. Whisk well until it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the chicken and bell pepper to the Instant Pot. Pour the sauce over and stir well to combine, making sure all the chicken is coated.
  5. Set the Instant Pot for high pressure and cook for 12 minutes. Let the steam release naturally, if you can.
  6. Remove the lid, add the lime juice and fresh cilantro. Give it a stir. If adding baby spinach, stir in now and allow it to wilt.
  7. Taste and adjust the flavors as needed, more salt, lime juice, spice from red pepper flakes, more sweetness, etc.
  8. Serve over your choice of noodles or rice (veggie noodles or rice), garnish with cilantro, chopped peanuts, scallions, fresh lime wedge, etc
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at