chicken pad thai in a bowl next to chopsticks

Instant Pot® Chicken Pad Thai

chicken pad thai in a bowl next to chopsticks

This Instant Pot recipe will have you enjoying delicious Chicken Pad Thai in only 30 minutes! After a long day, this recipe is perfect for a quick and easy meal that tastes great.

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Prep: 15 minutes •  Cook: 15 minutes • Serves: 4


  • 1          tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¾         pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into ½-inch strips
  • 1          small red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½         small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2          packages (7.7 ounces each) pad Thai kit
  • 3½       cups bean sprouts
  • ¼         cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4          lime wedges (optional)


  1. In 6-quart Instant Pot, heat oil on Sauté-More. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper, onion, sauce from kit and 2/3 cup water; arrange noodles on top of chicken and vegetables. Place lid on Instant Pot and seal vent; pressure cook on high 3 minutes. Quick release pressure; let stand 2 minutes. Remove lid; stir in 2½ cups bean sprouts.
  2. Serve pad Thai topped with remaining 1 cup bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts from kit; serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Approximate nutritional values per serving: 528 Calories, 11g Fat (2g Saturated), 47mg Cholesterol, 1167mg Sodium, 83g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 27g Sugars, 26g Protein