Instant Pot Spicy Thai Chicken Lo Mein is a quick and easy dinner option that gives you loads of flavor.
It’s way better than eating out at your local restaurant. Every bite is filled with juicy chicken, carrots, broccoli, peppers, lo mein noodles, and lots of yummy seasonings. Plus, it stopped with fresh cilantro.
Instant Pot Spicy Thai Chicken Lo Mein
We love eating Thai food. There’s just something about all of the seasonings & flavors that I truly can never get enough of. There are a million things I love about this recipe, but my favorite is that it can be quickly cooked in my instant pot. I don’t have to spend forever cooking over the stove or doing a bunch of weird steps.
We even make this on those busy weeknights when the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. It truly comes together that easily I will make it even when I don’t feel like it. Because once you bite into it, you realize it was worth every second of effort.
Besides, I get so tired of eating the same food all the time. I like to add variety and flavor to our meals. It naturally has a lot of flavor from all of the seasonings, plus the fact that you can change it up each time you make it gives you a lot of wiggle room.
Can I Make This Not Spicy
Yes, you can take the spice out of this chicken lo mein recipe. In order to do that, you need to omit the cayenne pepper or at least use less of it. And you can also skip the Sriracha from the sauce. If you don’t want to completely omit the pepper and the Sriracha, you can go ahead and just cut back on the amount that you use. You can always add more spice right before serving if you desire to.
What Noodles To Use For Lo Mein
When shopping for noodles for lo mein, you need to look for noodles that are labeled egg noodles. They’re usually in the refrigerator section, and they are around 1/8 in thick. They’re typically yellow in color.
Variations To Recipe
There are many different ways you can adjust the flavors of this pressure cooker lo mein recipe. That is one of my favorite parts of this instant pot lo mein; you can easily add variety every time you make it. Here are a few ideas that you can consider adding to this instant pot lo mein recipe.
- snow peas
- bok choy
- bean sprouts
- grated ginger
Can I Swap Out The Vegetables In This Recipe
Yes, of course! You can easily swap out any of the vegetables in this instant pot lo mein recipe. Just use whatever vegetables that you enjoy, and you can’t go wrong. I like to make mine a little bit different every time I go to cook it. I usually use whatever veggies I have on hand and go with that. Feel free to do the same or stick with the same recipe every time. It’s yours to play with and get used to the flavors.
Can I Do Beef Instead of Chicken
Oh, absolutely. You can easily swap out the beef swap out the chicken. It’s entirely up to you however you like it. In addition to using beef, you could also use shrimp or pork. All of those meats are very delicious in this recipe. I love adding variety to the dish, and I think you will enjoy it as well.
As you’ll see, there are two sets of ingredients one for the actually lo mein and the other is for the sauce. The sauce is where you’re going to get a creaminess as well as a tangy spice that is wonderful with this lo mein recipe.
1 tbsp. Oil
2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Cayenne
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
1 tbsp. Minced garlic
2 Red peppers, thinly sliced
1 cup diced fresh broccoli
One large Carrot, sliced
¼ cup Green onions
1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
12oz Lo mein noodles
Fresh chopped cilantro
⅓ cup Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. Rice wine vinegar
1 Lime juiced
1 tbsp. Sriracha
1 tbsp. Peanut Butter creamy
¼ cup Chicken broth
How to Make Pressure Cooker Lo Mein
First Step: In a medium bowl, combine rice wine vinegar, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, chicken broth, and soy sauce. Stir with a whisk until well blended and set aside.
Second Step: Select the ‘Saute’ function and pre-heat the Instant Pot.
Third Step: Add oil to the inner pot and saute the bell peppers, broccoli, minced garlic, and carrots until tender-crisp. This takes around 3 minutes or so.
Fourth Step: Remove the mixture and set it to the side.
Fifth Step: Add more oil as needed. Now add the diced chicken and saute until almost done.
Sixth Step: Press ‘Cancel’ to turn Instant Pot off.
Seventh Step: Add in the pepper mixture and sauce, stir to combine.
Eighth Step: Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 minutes.
Ninth Step: Do a 2-minute natural pressure release and manually release the rest of the pressure.
Tenth Step: Prepare your noodles as directed on the box.
Eleventh Step: Press ‘Cancel’, open the lid and add the noodles, stir the noodles to combine.
Twelfth Step: Garnish this spicy chicken curry with fresh cilantro.
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- 1 tbsp. Oil
- 2 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Cayenne
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Black pepper
- 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
- 2 Red peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 cup diced fresh broccoli
- 1 large Carrot, sliced
- ¼ cup Green onions
- 1 pound Boneless skinless chicken tenders
- 12oz Lo mein noodles
- Fresh chopped cilantro
- ⅓ cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp. Rice wine vinegar
- 1 Lime juiced
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter creamy
- ¼ cup Chicken broth
- In a medium bowl, combine rice wine vinegar, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, chicken broth, and soy sauce. Stir with a whisk until well blended and set aside.
- Select the ‘Saute’ function and pre-heat the Instant Pot.
- Add oil to the inner pot and saute the bell peppers, broccoli, minced garlic, and carrots until tender-crisp. This takes around 3 minutes or so.
- Remove the mixture and set it to the side.
- Add more oil as needed. Now add the diced chicken and saute until almost done.
- Press ‘Cancel’ to turn Instant Pot off.
- Add in the pepper mixture, and sauce, stir to combine.
- Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 minutes.
- Do a 2-minute natural pressure release and manually release the rest of the pressure.
- Prepare your noodles as directed on the box.
- Press 'Cancel', open the lid, and add the noodles, stir the noodles to combine.
- Garnish this spicy chicken curry with fresh cilantro.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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