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Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry Served

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 13
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Coconut Chicken Curry is one of those classic, savory meals everyone loves. This Instant Pot version will have your dinner on the table in no time!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 502


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small Red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 1/2 Pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon White pepper, optional
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground ginger, or to taste
  • 1 Can (13.6 ounces) unsweetened full fat coconut milk
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • Select the “SAUTÉ” function on the Instant Pot and heat up the olive oil.
  • Add diced onion and prepared peppers to the hot oil; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken pieces and garlic.
  • Season with curry, basil, salt, chili powder, white pepper, and ground ginger.
  • Cook and stir until chicken is just browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk to the pot and using a wooden spoon, scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Turn OFF the Instant Pot by selecting CANCEL. Secure the lid and make sure the vent is closed.
  • Select MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) and set to cook for 5 minutes.
  • When time is up, do a quick release.
  • When the pin drops, remove the lid.
  • Carefully remove 1/4 cup of the liquid from the pot and into a small bowl; whisk the cornstarch into the liquid until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk the cornstarch mixture (slurry) back into the Instant Pot; mix and stir around until incorporated and sauce is thickened.
  • Serve Coconut Curry Chicken over the rice and garnish with cilantro.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 174mg7%
Potassium 823mg24%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1061IU21%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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