This Instant Pot Noodles with Chicken recipe is an easy, gluten-free dinner to make mid-week when you’re craving something flavorful and comforting.

instant pot noodles gluten free with chopsticks

Not only did is this noodle dish easy and delicious, but it’s also gluten-free and paleo-friendly. I used almond butter to make it creamy, and the chicken and vegetables just make it a perfect meal.

Instant Pot Noodles 

  • It’s gluten-free and full of healthy protein, vegetables, and a homemade almond butter sauce
  • It’s both sweet and spicy using coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, and almond butter
  • This is one-pot, gluten-free meal gets made in just about 30 minutes

Ingredients

This dish tastes much fancier than it actually is. I love how quick and easy it is to pull together this easy chicken dinner. The main ingredients include:

I almost always have the ingredients for this noodle dish in my pantry and fridge, even mid-week when I’m starting to get low on groceries. I’m hoping you have most of these readily accessible too, so you can make this dish ASAP. I know you’re going to love it!

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Recipe Tips

My love for the Instant Pot (I have this one) is still going strong after about 1 1/2 years of using it, and I haven’t even begun to exhaust its possibilities. I only recently learned about cooking pasta in the Instant Pot so I had to try it out for myself.

I used gluten-free white rice noodles for this dish, as well as unsalted chicken bone broth and sprouted almond butter (this one is similar). You can also use peanut butter, but then this dish won’t be paleo-friendly.

I learned through my research that when cooking noodles in the Instant Pot, you need to cut the cooking time on the package in half. Since this recipe includes chicken, I didn’t want to go any less than 10 minutes, so that’s what I did.

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Steps

You’re going to love how easy it is to make Instant Pot noodles. I added chicken, but you could substitute beef or tofu depending on your preferences.

The first step is to cook the chicken and garlic just a little bit using the sauté feature on your Instant Pot.

Next, you’ll add the broth and all the components for the sauce except for the almond butter. The spaghetti noodles go right on top of the other ingredients.

Pop on the lid and set the time to cook on high pressure. Once it’s done cooking, quick-release the pressure, stir in the almond butter and lime juice and enjoy!

FAQs

Can you cook pasta in a pressure cooker?

Yes! The general rule of thumb for cooking pasta in a pressure cooker is to set the time for half of what is called for on the package. So, if the noodles need to boil for 10 minutes on the stovetop, then you would set the time to 5 minutes in a pressure cooker.

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One-Pot Meals in the Instant Pot

I’m a fan of any one-pot meal (hello, easy clean-up!) and the Instant Pot takes one-pot cooking to the next level by cooking everything so fast as well.

Other one-pot Instant Pot meals you might like:

Here’s the printable recipe:

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instant pot noodles gluten free in white bowl with chopsticks and green onions

Instant Pot Noodles with Chicken (Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This Instant Pot Noodles with Chicken recipe is an easy, gluten-free dinner to make mid-week when you’re craving something flavorful and comforting.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 8 ounces gluten-free white rice spaghetti noodles
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup unsalted, unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. Press the Sautébutton on your 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker. Pour in the oil and let it heat up for about two minutes. Add the the garlic and chicken and sautéfor 2 minutes.
  2. Cancel the Sautéfunction and add the broth, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, and bell peppers to the pot. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the spaghetti on top of the mixture but don’t stir it.
  4. Lock on the lid, select the Pressure Cook function, and adjust to high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is set in the “Sealing”
  5. When the cooking time is up, carefully quick-release the pressure.
  6. Remove the lid and stir in the almond butter and fresh lime juice.
  7. Top with chopped green onions, if desired.
  8. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: paleo, gluten-free, healthy

Keywords: instant pot noodles, instant pot chicken dinner, instant pot chicken recipe, instant pot pasta, gluten-free instant pot

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