Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

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This Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai is a quick and easy meal with minimal clean up. This will quickly become your go-to! Why? Because it is flavorful, delicious, and comes together in under 30 minutes with just one pot!

2 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken breasts, diced
4 cloves garlic minced
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
1 1/2 cups water
7 oz rice noodles
1 cup Carrot matchsticks
1/2 each red and yellow pepper, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro

For the Sauce:
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1.5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
¼ cup coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce

1. Add olive oil, chicken, garlic, soy sauce, pad thai sauce, water and rice noodles to Instant Pot in that order, leaving noodles floating slightly above other ingredients. Set to manual and pressure cook on high for 2 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to pre-heat and then 2 minutes to cook. When complete, press cancel and do a quick release of the steam, waiting until the pressure gauge drops back down and the lid is safe to open.
2. Add carrot matchsticks, bell peppers and half of peanuts, tossing carefully with tongs. Place lid back on and let sit for 5 minutes.
3. Remove lid and serve, then top with green onions, remaining chopped peanuts and cilantro. Enjoy!

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