Instant Pot Thai Chicken Curry Recipe


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs(681g)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil(15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic(9g)
  • 1/2 cup white onion(67g) 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste(35g)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup(30ml) optional
  • 16 ounces unsweetened coconut milk(2 cups, 400ml) divided
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper(150g) 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup zucchini(113g) 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup diced pineapple(157g)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce(15ml)
  • 1 limecut into wedges


  1. Trim excess fat from the chicken and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Select “Saute” on the Instant Pot. Allow pot to heat, it will indicate “Hot” on the display when ready.
  3. Add vegetable oil to the pot, once hot add the garlic and onions, saute until fragrant, 1 minute.
  4. Add in cubed chicken, saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add in Thai curry paste, mix to combine with the chicken and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add in maple syrup and 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, stir to combine.
  7. Press “Keep/Warm/Cancel” on the Instant Pot.
  8. Make sure that the release valve is in the “Sealing” position, place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn and lock the lid.
  9. Press “Manual” button on the Instant Pot on high pressure, and then set the timer to 6 minutes using the “+” or “-” buttons.
  10. It will take about 10 minutes for the pot to heat up and build up the pressure. You will see some steam release from the lid, and then the time will start on the display.
  11. Once the display indicates “On” and begins the countdown at “6”, then beeps when the cycle is complete.
  12. Cover your hand with an oven mitt or towel to carefully quick release the pressure from the pot, sliding the steam release handle to the “Venting” position, releasing all of the steam until the float valve drops down.
  13. Carefully remove the lid, opening the top away from you as steam will be released from the pot.
  14. Select “Saute” on the Instant Pot, once the sauce begins to boil add in the bell pepper, zucchini, and pineapple.
  15. Cook until the zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes.
  16. Turn off the Instant Pot and stir in the fish sauce and 1/2 cup additional coconut milk.
  17. Taste chicken curry and season with more salt and pepper as desired.
  18. Serve chicken curry with rice, cauliflower rice, or broccoli rice and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 472                      Calories from Fat 189
                                                        % Daily Value*
Fat 21g                                                      32%
Saturated Fat 13g                                 65%
Cholesterol 161mg                              54%
Sodium 520mg                                      22%
Potassium 1010mg                              29%
Carbohydrates 36g                               12%
Fiber 5g                                                     20%
Sugar 29g                                                 32%
Protein 36g                                              72%
Vitamin A 2515IU                                  50%
Vitamin C 98.4mg                               119%
Calcium 77mg                                           8%
Iron 3.2mg                                                18%

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