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Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai is a quick and easy meal that is packed with flavor and done in less than 15 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine THAI
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Recipes Simple


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup pad thai sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 10 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 cups Carrot matchsticks
  • 1 Yellow pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 Red pepper, sliced thinly
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cups chopped peanuts
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro


  1. In the instant pot, add olive oil, chicken, garlic, soy sauce, pad thai sauce, water and rice noodles. Make sure rice noodles are pushed down in the water.

  2. Close the lid set the Pressure Release Valve to sealing.

  3. Set to manual and pressure cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes. 

  4. When timer goes off, press cancel and do a quick release of the steam (follow manufacturer instructions), waiting until the pressure gauge drops down and the lid is safe to open.

  5. Add carrots, red and yellow peppers and half of peanuts, tossing carefully.

  6. Place lid back on and let sit for 5 to 7 minutes.

  7. Remove lid and serve with chopped green onions, cilantro and peanuts.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe made in 8-quart Instant Pot.

Pressure cookers and Instant Pots can vary in cooking times and some may need 3 minutes on high.

To make homemade Pad Thai sauce mix together 1/4 cup fish sauce, 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons tamarind paste, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 clove garlic, minced and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.