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Pressure Cooker Coconut Chicken

We made this easy dairy free pressure cooker coconut chicken with curry last night and it turned out amazing! A creamy Instant Pot chicken with vegetable dish served as a soup or on top of rice, it was a flavorful dinner we all enjoyed. Try our Thai style coconut chicken yourself and let us know what you think!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: chicken, coconut, dairy free, easy, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 570kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Add olive oil to Instant Pot and set to saute.
  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces and dice your onion, add to your pressure cooker and cook until outsides of chicken pieces are white and pink is gone (doesn't have to be completely cooked thru).
  • Turn pressure cooker off.
  • Add soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and salt. (add curry and garam masala now if adding those) Stir to coat chicken with spices. If you choose to add garam masala and curry add them now too and stir to combine.
  • Add in diced bell pepper, can of chiles, cilantro, snap peas and coconut milk and gently stir to combine.
  • Put lid on and close steam valve.
  • Set to pressure, high, for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release.
  • If you want liquid to thicken add 1/2 cup of hot liquid in pot to a small bowl with 1.5 tbsp. cornstarch and whisk together. Pour back into pot and slowly stir it in.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes or so to thicken more if desired.
  • Serve as is or on top of white rice.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 78.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5.7mg