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Instant Pot Spicy Peanut Chicken served on plate with rice

Instant Pot Spicy Peanut Chicken

Instant Pot Spicy Peanut Chicken is a quick and easy dish that is perfect when you need dinner in a hurry and need it to be delicious. Yes, it does help that it is creamy and smooth with just the right amount of kick. Gluten free and dairy free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot chicken, instant pot quick dinner, spicy chicken dinner
Diet Category Healthy, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 286kcal
Author Alkaline Recipes


  • Instant Pot


  • ¼ cup liquid aminos
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon hot chili paste
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups soy milk (or your preferred milk)
  • 3 cups chopped chicken, pre-cooked
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • chopped herbs or green onions for garnish


  • Chop chicken into bite size pieces. Chop red pepper.
  • Add water to cornstarch; stir until all lumps are gone. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot.
  • Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes if chicken is precooked; 20 minutes if chicken is uncooked.
  • When cooking is complete, release pressure. Stir sauce and serve with white rice or noodles. Sprinkle peanuts and herbs on top.


Options and Tips For Spicy Peanut Chicken

For smoother sauce, add water to the cornstarch, and stir until all lumps are dissolved.
For a vegetarian option, replace chicken with tofu
Serve with fluffy white rice, or for a change, serve with noodles.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 286kcal