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Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai
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Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

This Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai is a quick and easy one-pot dinner – the noodles cook alongside the other ingredients for minimal clean-up!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 402kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 cup jarred pad thai sauce (I like Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 7 oz rice noodles
  • 1 cup Carrot matchsticks
  • 1/2 each red and yellow pepper, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro


  • Add olive oil, chicken, garlic, soy sauce, pad thai sauce, water and rice noodles to Instant Pot in that order, leaving noodles floating slightly above other ingredients. Set to manual and pressure cook on high for 2 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to pre-heat and then 2 minutes to cook. When complete, press cancel and do a quick release of the steam, waiting until the pressure gauge drops back down and the lid is safe to open.
  • Add carrot matchsticks, bell peppers and half of peanuts, tossing carefully with tongs. Place lid back on and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and serve, then top with green onions, remaining chopped peanuts and cilantro. Enjoy!



Make this recipe with frozen shrimp or stir in some tofu at the end.
Use a store-bought Pad Thai sauce or make your own homemade sauce.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in a pan on the stovetop.
Freeze this dish for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge then reheat.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg