Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken

If you’re looking for something expeditiously, delicious, and healthy recipe Then indeed Instant Pot Pepper Chicken recipe should do the trick. Your entire family will love it, and it’s good news that you can even use this recipe for a romantic dinner when you prove your worth in the kitchen without investing too much effort.

Don’t bedevil I’ll guide you on how to make a flavorful Peanut butter chicken dish in less than 40 minutes and how to pair it with the right side dish (depending on the occasion).

Why This Recipe Works

Butter chicken may seem common, especially in Asian and Western cuisine, however, it’s not that easy to cook correctly. It only takes a few extra minutes to overdo it (which will turn it dry) or undercook it (which is dangerous).

It’s also not very easy to pair with the right seasoning (unless you know what you’re doing) and doesn’t mix well with certain sauces or starches.

But I’m not here to denigrate chicken! I’m here to tell you that, with the Instant Pot, your chicken-related problems are a thing of the past. Due to the way this pot works, you can easily prepare dishes with raw or frozen meats without any advance preparation. Furthermore, it is designed to keep the food warm (I don’t like cold chicken) without drying it.

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Recipe Ingredients

Peanut butter- is thick and creamy like sesame paste, but it also has a strong flavor. Be prepared for your hummus to taste extra nutty if you try this substitution.

Crushed tomatoes – Alternatively, use whole peeled tomatoes and crush them up yourself. You can also use fresh plum tomatoes and their juices when tomatoes are in season. You’d want to make sure they’re very ripe or just used canned.

Chicken thighs- I use chicken thighs, you can substitute breast but it won’t turn out quite the same in my opinion. Chicken thighs are the best choice for this Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken.

Soy sauce- Soy sauce, cumin, and honey make a deadly combination together and stop at giving us the finger-licking sauce which is the best part of this dish. You can also do more variations by adding Oyster sauce, Sriracha to level up the spice, or Chili Garlic instead of Ketchup depending on your taste and choice. After reading this recipe, you can also jump to another vegetarian chili that I love a lot!

Garlic Cloves- are used in the base of almost all types of recipes. It gives a particular taste and texture to the recipe

Oil- Use olive oil or any other oil to coat the bottom of the Instant Pot, which will prevent the rice from burning and sticking to it.

How to make

Gather your ingredients.

Add peanut butter and crushed tomatoes into the pot.

Pour a cup of chicken stock and add a spoon of honey into the mixture of the ingredients.

Sprinkle some cumin above it.

Add coriander to the pot and mix them well with a spoon.

Now Take an instant pot and add chicken thighs into it, followed by olive oil.

Sauce it for 8 minutes and then add Soy sauce to the instant pot.

Add half a cup of chopped onions to it.

Add ginger and garlic cloves to the instant pot.

Last but not least add salt to taste as per the mentioned amount.

Finally, your recipe is ready to serve.

How to Serve

If you want to add more color and make it a bit more interesting, I recommend adding a few steamed vegetables to the plate. It works extremely well with broccoli, green beans, or cauliflower.

Also, don’t forget to sprinkle some fresh chives and some orange zest.

You can also top with sesame seeds or chopped green onion.

The effect will be astonishing!

FAQ About Instant pot Peanut Butter Chicken

Can I Use Garlic Powder Instead of Cloves?

Yes, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for garlic cloves in your pressure cooker hummus recipe.

Can I put raw chicken in the Instant Pot?

Yes. Depending on what you want to make, you can put an entire raw chicken in the pot and pressure cook it or you can saute the meat as long as it’s been cut into manageable pieces (like it’s the case for this recipe).

Can I store the leftovers?

Of course, you can keep the leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs

  • Pour peanut butter and rest of ingredients into the instant bowl.

  • Take it aside and now pour some olive oil into the insatnt pot.

  • After that, add chicken thighs, soy sauce, onions and garlic to it.

  • Add salt to taste and wow your recipe is ready to serve.

  • Cover the base of the instant pot so that the chicken may not stick to it.
  • Cover the instant pot with olive oil as it prevents the ingredients from burning.
  • Add garlic cloves according to your taste.

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