Instant Pot® Red Thai Curry Chicken


Thai red curry chicken is a quick and delicious soup with chicken, onions, and bell peppers. Enjoy hot with jasmine rice. If you like, add Thai basil leaves.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds thin chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened light coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar

  • 1 cup sliced yellow onion

  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 cup sliced yellow bell pepper

  • 1 cup sliced orange bell pepper


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and red curry paste to the hot pot; saute for 30 seconds. Add chicken and mix well with curry paste. Pour in coconut milk. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 2 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  3. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in fish sauce and palm sugar. Stir in onion and bell peppers until well combined. Select Saute function. Bring curry to a gentle boil and simmer for only 2 to 3 minutes to keep vegetables crunchy.

Cook's Notes:

If you prefer a thicker curry, add only half a can of coconut milk.

If you are using thicker chicken breasts, increase cook time to 4 minutes.

Add more red curry paste for a spicier curry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
22g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 597mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 114mg 572%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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