Saturday, March 2, 2019

Instant Pot Peanut Chicken #Recipe @PegCochran

 Hubby loves anything with peanuts or peanut butter so I decided to try this   recipe for peanut chicken in the Instant Pot.  It tastes not unlike satay with  peanut sauce, which we  both love. I've adapted the recipe a bit to include only ingredients I can find in my local supermarket--the taste did not suffer at all.  This calls for 1 tablespoon of sriracha but I used much less--that would have been way too spicy for hubby.  Start with a little--you can always add more.

 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts or thighs 
 3 cloves garlic chopped
 1 tablespoon ginger chopped or use ginger paste
 1 teaspoon oil1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk   
 3 tablespoons soy sauce (I used low sodium)
 3 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
 1 tablespoon sriracha or sambal olek (I used less)
 ½ cup peanut butter   

 ¼ cup or so of peanuts (optional)

Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes, sprinkle with salt if desired.

Chop peanuts. 

Set Instant Pot or pressure cooker to the sauté function.  Heat oil and sauté ginger and garlic for one to two minutes.

Add coconut milk, soy sauce, honey or brown sugar, lime juice, sriracha and chicken.  Stir to combine.

Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter on top of chicken mixture.  Do not stir it in.

Set pot to HIGH pressure for 9 minutes (12 minutes if using thigh meat.) Naturally release pressure.
Top with chopped peanuts if desired.

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  1. I am a fan of satay and this recipe looks like a fun meal!

    1. I first had satay when I was in Malaysia and I loved it so much I ordered it every day for the four days we were there!

  2. Yum!
    I don't have (or want)an instant pot so I will have to figure it for simmering.

    1. Mine was a Christmas gift from hubby. And pretty much anything you would do in an Instant Pot you can do on the stove. You'd probably want to reduce the liquid a bit since you don't need it to create steam/pressure.

  3. We love satay and I recently got an IP from my niece, so have been experimenting with recipes. Perfect timing, thanks Peg!

  4. Yum! Thanks for sharing!!