Hi, my honeys! It's safe to say I'm obsessed with my new Instant Pot! I had no idea how easy it was to use and how much I would be using it to make meals. If you don't know much about it, you can essentially cook slow cooker meals in 15 to 20 minutes that would normally take 6 to 8 hours. I really wanted to try out a recipe I'd normally make in my slow cooker, so I decided to give my Thai Coconut Chicken recipe a whirl in the Instant Pot! Yeah...safe to say I was NOT disappointed! This dish is so darn flavorful, I promise you won't even notice that it's healthy for you! It also only takes 25 minutes from start to finish including your prep time, so I just know you're going to love it! Hope you enjoy this recipe, and if want more low carb Instant Pot recipes, please let me know!
Lower Carb Instant Pot Thai Coconut Chicken Over Cauliflower Rice
- 1 Package Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 2 Cans Thai Coconut Milk
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 1/2 Onion, Chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Swerve Brown Sugar Alternative
- Juice of 1 Lime
- Red Pepper Flakes (Optional, for spice)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1 Tablespoon Red Curry Paste
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped
- 1/4 Stick Butter
- 1 Package Frozen Cauliflower Rice, Heated Up
1. Chop your pepper and onion and throw into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
2. Add one full can of coconut milk to Instant Pot, and add just the thick cream that sits at the top of your second can to your Instant Pot.
3. Add the rest of your ingredients minus the chicken, and stir.
4. Place your chicken in the Instant Pot, spooning the sauce over it.
5. Set your Instant Pot to Manual for 15 minutes.
6. After it's done, do a quick release.
7. After pressure is fully released, remove the lid and shred the chicken right in the pot or you can leave the chicken thighs whole like I did.
8. Serve shredded chicken over warmed cauliflower rice or regular rice if you are not following a lower carb diet with a ladle of the broth/sauce with a lime wedge.
Note: If you'd like to thicken the broth a bit, let it simmer--not boil--on your stove for a few extra minutes. When it cools down to serving temperature, it will be a bit thicker.