Instant Pot Asian Style Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks are seasoned with Asian spices and sautéed cilantro to increase its

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Instant Pot Asian Style Chicken Drumsticks

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 250 kcal


  • 5 grass-fed skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced thinly
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/5 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 thick fresh lemongrass stalk outer skins and rough bottom removed
  • 2 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a blender, add coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic, soy sauce, five spice powder and pulse until a smooth sauce is formed.

  2. Season chicken drumsticks with salt and black pepper evenly.

  3. Place the oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes.

  4. Select “Cancel” and stir in chicken drumsticks and sauce.

  5. Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 15 minutes.

  6. Select the “Cancel” and carefully do a Quick release.

  7. Remove the lid and stir in cilantro and lime juice.

  8. Serve hot.

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