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Instant Pot® Coconut-Curry Chicken

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a rich, creamy coconut-curry dish that comes together quickly in an Instant Pot®. Customize the taste by using more or less curry powder and sugar. Delicious over jasmine or basmati rice! Garnish with chopped chives, if desired."
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1 h 5 m servings 563
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add coconut oil; when hot, add onion and cook for 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons curry powder and garlic. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off Saute function. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and sugar.
  2. Poke holes into each chicken breast using a fork. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and remaining curry powder. Add seasoned chicken to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  4. Remove chicken; use 2 forks to shred the meat and return it to the pot. Turn on Saute function; cook and stir until liquid is lightly boiling, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Turn pressure cooker to Keep Warm. Add coconut milk and stir well; cook for 10 minutes more to allow flavors to come together.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 563 calories; 30.6 21.5 51.9 130 766 Full nutrition

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This is very thin, more like a soup, not even a stew. I used boneless, skinless thighs instead of breasts, and a bit more than 2 pounds, because boneless skinless breasts are often so dry. I s...

I used a can of tomato paste instead of tomato sauce to hopefully make it a little thicker. It turned out wonderful and will be made many more times.

This was a little bit soupy for my preferences, but the flavor was good! I used frozen chicken breasts and it still turned out, which is a major plus in my book.

I used chicken breasts and I think I would have pressure cooked them a couple minutes longer to make them more tender. I also had to add more salt than I thought, but it was delicious and I will...