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Asian Chicken Pasta (Instant Pot)

$11.92 Recipe/$2.98 Serving

Asian chicken pasta made in the instant pot is by far one of the easiest one pot dinners you can make!

Ready in under 15 minutes, this healthy gluten free recipe is better than take out and way less expensive! Even your kids are going to love this recipe!

Chopsticks getting a serving of Asian Chicken and pasta

Why you will love this recipe

  • Sticky brown rice noodles paired with tender bites of chicken and your favorite veggies all coated in a super simple Asian sauce made from ingredients you likely already have on hand!
  • Dump everything in the Instant Pot and let it cook. This recipe is easier than stir-fry and will quickly become your go-to when you want an easy Asian dish!
  • This recipe is super simple and it’s the perfect recipe for when you are craving takeout but you don’t want to leave home!
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Ingredients

  • Coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • Honey
  • Chopped green onion
  • Garlic powder (or garlic olive oil)
  • Water
  • Chicken cut into cubes
  • Brown rice noodles (1/2 package)
  • Veggies of choice (I use shredded carrots, frozen green beans and frozen peas)

How to make asian chicken pasta

  1. In the insert of your pressure cooker cut the chicken into small cubes (this needs to be boneless, skinless chicken).  I use kitchen shears to do this quickly.
  2. To the chicken, add the coconut aminos, ginger, honey, chopped green onion, garlic powder and water. Stir well.
  3. Stir the sauce and chicken well to coat the chicken.
  4. Add the noodles on top of the chicken by breaking them in half (if longer noodles).
  5. Put on the lid to your pressure cooker and cook on high for 3 minutes (make sure you set the lid to “sealing”).

    After coming up to pressure and cooking for 3 minutes, manually release the pressure within 1-3 minutes of it finishing. Carefully open the lid and stir the noodles around. You will see they look stuck together but with some stirring, they will come apart and mix in with the chicken.
  6. To the chicken and noodles, add the shredded carrots, frozen pea and the frozen green beans  that are broken into small pieces (I just use my hands for this).

    Stir the veggies in to the chicken and pasta in the Instant pot and put the lid back on. Allow the veggies to steam for about 5 minutes.
Steps to make Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Noodles

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Top tips

After cooking the noodles in the instant pot, you will notice that the noodles look undercooked and  stuck together at first. There is no need to worry, this is expected. You just need to stir the noodles well and they will start to come apart easily and by the time the veggies are done cooking they will be separate.

Cooking the noodles in the instant pot helps to thicken the sauce after stirring in the noodles.

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What noodles to use

I use the brown rice noodles that are made for Pad Thai. You will only need 4oz of noodles, so each of these options will provide enough noodles to make 2 batches of this recipe.

There are two different kinds of noodles that I have tested this recipe with:

  • Organic Brown Rice Noodles – these noodles look like regular pasta – they are long, separate individual noodles that are thick like linguine pasta. You will want to break these noodles in half before adding them to the Instant Pot.
  • Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles: these noodles look almost like ramen in the package. You don’t have to break these up before cooking. Just put the cake of noodles on top of the chicken and cook for 3 minutes on high pressure.

Veggies to use

  • Frozen green beans
  • Shredded carrots
  • Frozen green peas
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Frozen or fresh bell pepper slices
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Frozen edamame
Large spoonful of Asian chicken and noodles over Instant Pot.

Other mix ins or toppings

  • Sriracha
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped green onions
  • Chopped peanuts or cashews
  • Sesame seeds

How to store asian chicken pasta

Store leftover Asian chicken pasta in a glass container for up to 3 days. This dish reheats well the next day in the microwave or on the stove.

Substitutions

  • Chicken thighs: Chicken breast, canned chickpeas or tofu (cooked separately).
  • Brown Rice noodles: If you don’t have noodles that will work for this recipe, try my Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice recipe instead!
  • Coconut aminos: Soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos can be substituted.
  • Honey: maple syrup is a great substitution. You can also omit honey if you need no added sugar.
  • Fresh minced ginger: I like to buy fresh minced ginger in a jar. You can also use ground ginger (about 1 teaspoon).
  • Garlic powder: Garlic olive oil or fresh garlic are both great options.
  • Green onion: Omit if you don’t have it on hand.
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Large bowl of Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Pasta.

Instant Pot Asian Chicken Pasta

$11.92 recipe/$2.98 serving
Asian Chicken Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal! Made in the Instant Pot, this healthy dinner is ready in under 15 minutes and is the perfect kid friendly gluten free meal! You are going to love how simple this is to make! If you love Asian take out, you are going to love this recipe!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chicken and noodles, instant pot chicken lo mein
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 13 mins
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces and add it directly to the insert of the pressure cooker.
  • Add the coconut aminos, water, honey, green onion, grated ginger, and garlic powder to the chicken.
  • Stir the chicken well to ensure it's coated in the sauce.
  • Add 4 oz of brown rice noodles to the top of the chicken. Don't try to stir them in, just place them on top.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and set the vent to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • After the pressure cooker comes up to pressure and cooks for 3 minutes, manually release the pressure.
  • Stir the noodles into the chicken. At first they will look under cooked and stuck together but will quickly come apart and help make the sauce thicker.
  • Add the veggies and stir well. Close the lid and let the veggies cook in the sauce 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Ultimately you will want to add about 3/4 cup of vegetables. If you don’t have the veggies above listed, use whatever you have on hand. A frozen stir fry blend works well in a pinch!
Other veggies to use:
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Frozen or fresh bell pepper slices
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Frozen edamame
Other mix ins or toppings:
  • Sriracha
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped green onions
  • Chopped peanuts or cashews
  • Sesame seeds
Storage:
Store in a glass container for up to 3 days. This dish reheats well.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
358
Fat
 
5
g
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
Fiber
 
3
g
Sugar
 
6
g
Protein
 
39
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Recipe Rating




Lynn Fabian

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Delicious and easy! I used zucchini spirals, celery, and riced cauliflower.