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Instant Pot® Pepper Chicken

Carla Lybarger

"Received an Instant Pot® for Christmas and used the ingredients I had on hand... it turned out to be one of our favorite meals! Serve over rice."
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40 m servings 234 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Place chicken in the Instant Pot(R) and cook for 10 minutes on the 'Manual' setting. Release pressure naturally according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Set the pot to 'Saute' and add green bell peppers, yellow onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and black pepper. Cook until most liquid is evaporated, vegetables are soft, and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • If using frozen chicken thighs, cook for 25 minutes in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 234 calories; 9.4 g fat; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 16.7 g protein; 53 mg cholesterol; 1253 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A++++ for flavor, just loved this recipe in the instant pot. I wasn't sure if the ingredients called for boneless or bone-in chicken...I assumed boneless but I used the chicken thighs I had purc...

Made this for dinner tonight and all I can say is Wow! Turned out to be very delicious. Served over rice. My wife and kids have asked me to definitely keep this recipe for future use. I love the...

This was delicious and very easy to do!

We liked this. I made a few modifications. I used 2 bone in breasts. After putting them in the pot and setting the time the burn warning came on. I had to add 1/2C chicken broth. Set the time...

Unbelievable. I threw it all in the instant pot with frozen chicken and cooked it for 30mins. It was a hit with all my family and I have fussy eaters!

This was so good! I just got my instapot for Christmas and was looking for a good family friendly recipe. I am so glad I tried this one. Even my 8 year old (who hates all food accept chicken and...

I received an instant pot for Christmas and this was the first recipe I tried. The IP instruction book said anything cooked on pressure cooking mode required at least 500 ml of liquid so I adde...

Excellent! I didn't have brown sugar so I used 1/8 or so cup of maple syrup.

Very good! A bit sweet but I enjoyed it! I added Chili garlic sauce to add some heat. No regrets. Thanks for posting as we really loved this!