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Instant Pot Chickpea Chicken Curry

  • Author: Maggie
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x


This recipe for Instant Pot Chickpea Chicken Curry contains chickpeas, curry, chicken, light coconut milk and rice. It takes 15 minutes in an instant pot and is a great Indian dish.



2-3 large chicken breasts 

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 heads of broccoli florets

1 cup long whole grain brown rice

1 cup water

2, 13 oz cans light coconut milk 

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

3 tsp brown sugar

2 1/2 tbsp curry

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Zest of half a lemon

1/2 tsp salt (optional) 

1, 15 oz can of chickpeas


  1. Add chicken, bell pepper, broccoli, rice and water to chamber of instant pot and mix to combine. 
  2. Add in coconut milk and spice. Add half a zest of lemon and salt. Mix until spices are well incorporated. 
  3. Secure instant pot lid and make sure the valve on top is turned to sealing. 
  4. Manual button then increase time until 15 minutes shows. The instant pot will beep and begin to build pressure.
  5. After 15 minutes is complete, turn valve to venting and allow instant pot to release pressure.
  6. Remove lid and take chicken breast out to be shredded. 
  7. Add chicken back into instant pot and add in drained chickpeas. 
  8. Enjoy!


Stores up to 1 week in refrigerator or freezes for up to 1 year. 

Crockpot: Add all ingredients, except the chickpeas, to crockpot. Cook on high for 4 hours or low and slow for 8 hours.  The chicken should be very tender and easily shred. 

I buy my chicken from Costco, so their chicken breasts are pretty big. The easiest way to shred chicken is in the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer, saves so much time!

I love Thai Kitchen Lite Coconut milk, it has a smoother and more creamy texture than other brands.

If you are vegetarian, omit the chicken. 

  • Category: Soups, Stew, vegetarian
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Instant pot chickpea chicken curry, instant pot curry, instant pot chicken curry

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