Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles are a super easy and flavorful dinner with chicken, bell peppers, coconut milk, peanut butter, and Thai flavors! It will definitely be a family favorite!
If there’s one meal I know my kids will ALWAYS eat, it’s peanut noodles. They go crazy for my Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles – they love slurping them up! It’s a win-win because I love them too. I was looking for a way to make their peanut noodles even easier and have been working on this Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles recipe for months now.
This recipe is so easy and fast to make. If you have peanut noodle lovers in your family, you have to try this one!
Red Bell Pepper
To start making these peanut noodles in the Instant Pot, turn the Instant Pot onto the saute function. Add some olive oil along with the red bell pepper and diced chicken breast. Cook them for about 5 minutes – just long enough for the bell peppers to slightly soften and the chicken to brown a little on each side. They don’t need to be fully cooked! After about 5 minutes, add the ginger, garlic, and green onion and cook for another minute.
While they are cooking, add the peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, and Sriracha to a small food processor and blend until pureed. Add the sauce to the Instant Pot, and stir to combine. Next add the spaghetti noodles on top, and then the chicken broth on top. I like to break my noodles in half to make them easier to lay flat in my Instant Pot. Gently press the noodles down to submerge them in the liquid. They should still be lying on top, otherwise you risk the “Burn” notice going off.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and secure the valve. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes and then carefully release the pressure valve to let all of the steam out. The noodles might be a little stuck together but don’t worry – a simple stir will get them apart. In addition, the dish is pretty saucy – that’s how I like it! It will thicken up as it sits so let it sit with the lid open for about 5 minutes before serving.
Serve the Thai Peanut noodles topped with fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, and chopped peanuts!