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Instant Pot Pad Thai Recipe

A quick and easy recipe can yield a surprisingly tasty result — and by that we mean this Instant Pot Pad Thai recipe. The familiar flavors of the famous Pad Thai we all love can now be recreated in just 20 minutes, including preparation and cooking time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: how to make pad thai in the instant pot, instant pot pad thai, instant pot pad thai recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Luna Regina



  • Make the Pad Thai sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp sriracha, 1 1/2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tsp lime juice, 1 tsp fish sauce, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1/4 cup water, and 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard. Stir to combine.
    Step 1: Make the Pad Thai sauce.
  • On the “Sauté” setting, sauté 1 tbsp garlic for 30 seconds in 1 tbsp olive oil.
    Step 2: Sauté garlic in olive oil on the “Sauté” setting.
  • Add 16 oz skinless boneless chicken breast and 1/2 tsp paprika. Stir for 2 minutes.
    Step 3: Add chicken and paprika to sear.
  • Add 2 oz red onions, 2 oz red bell pepper, and 4 oz carrots. Stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the Instant Pot, place into a clean bowl, and set aside.
    Step 4: Add the vegetables. Stir for 3 minutes, then remove from the Instant Pot and set aside
  • Keep the Instant Pot on “Sauté” mode. Add 1 cup unsalted chicken broth and 8 oz rice noodles. Cook for 3 minutes.
    Step 5: Add chicken broth and rice noodles. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Return the chicken and veggie mixture to the pot with the Pad Thai sauce. Cook for 1 minute until the sauce thickens.
    Step 6: Return the chicken and veggie mixture to the pot with the Pad Thai sauce. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer the Pad Thai onto serving platters. Garnish with 1/4 cup crushed peanut and 2 tbsp freshly chopped scallions and enjoy.
    Step 7: Garnish with crushed peanuts and freshly chopped scallions. Enjoy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5368IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg