Instant Pot Chili Chicken

Instant Pot Chili Chicken

Today we are making a delicious main dish using the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

This chili chicken ensures to be another top choice in your dinner prep revolution.

Chicken cubes mixed with orange bell pepper cubes in red sauce and parsley on top

In addition to the fact that this recipe is super easy to prepare, it is great for dinner prep as it very well may be stored easily.

I really like this Instant Pot chili chicken recipe since the chicken comes out totally tender and juicy, without fail.

And the best part? it takes only 15 minutes :]

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Can I make it without the Air Fryer Lid?

Sure. To make this air fryer recipe without using the Air Fryer Lid, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Marinate the chicken.
  2. Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  3. Place the chicken inside the Instant Pot
  4. Saute on each side until brown.
  5. Add the vegetables and follow the regular recipe.

What else can I add?

This is a very versatile recipe. Feel free to diversify and add more ingredients. Some examples:


Cream cheese

Kidney beans


Taco seasoning

Can I use chicken thighs?

Yes you can!

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Can I use frozen chicken?

Yes, just make sure that chicken pieces are all separated and then increase the AIR FRY time by a few more minutes.

How to serve?

Serve this toothsome chili chicken over nicely cooked Rice and with the loaf.

Can I store it?

Instant Pot air fryer chili chicken stores and freezer well.

Keep it in a freezer-friendly airtight container for up to 3 days to enjoy it again with the same amazing taste.

How to make

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Take a bowl and dump everything in it.

Let the chicken marinate for some time.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Place a fryer basket in the pot, transfer the marinated chicken into it.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Cover the pot with an Air Fryer Lid and air fry at 400F for 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Saute the pot for 5 minutes, add oil, onions, and veggies.

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Mix in the cooked chicken.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Yumm! looks tempting 🙂

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

Dish out & serve hot to enjoy to its fullest.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken

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Instant Pot Chili Chicken

Instant Pot Chili Chicken

This crispy chicken is infused with sweet and zingy flavors!
4.41 from 5 votes
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Keyword: chicken, Chili, Instant Pot Air Fryer Chili Chicken
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


For the chicken

  • 1 chicken breast 1inch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • cooking spray for the basket

For the vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 ginger chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ onion
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • cup water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • In a bowl mix chicken, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, pepper, vinegar, water and flour.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Por and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken cubes inside the basket.
  • Cover the pot with the air fryer lid and AIR FRY at 400 °F for 8 minutes.
  • Open the lid, take out the chicken and keep aside.
  • Press "saute" and add oil.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger, green chili and bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, chili garlic paste, ⅓ cup water, 1 teaspoon cornstarch and sugar and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, saute for 2 more minutes and serve 🙂


Calories: 123kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 9g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 606mg Potassium: 240mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 733IU Vitamin C: 28mg Calcium: 14mg Iron: 1mg



It would be better to let the chicken marinate for at least one hour.
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