Looking for a sweet and savory dish? This Maple Mustard Chicken is a snap to make in the Instant Pot. Save even more time by turning it into a freezer meal!

Every kitchen needs some secret powerhouse combinations — but few are as pleasing as the combination of maple syrup and mustard. No, I’m not talking about that cheap imitation stuff. I mean real maple syrup. The combination of sweet and savory is just wonderful.

So it was only natural that I began to experiment with this combination in my kitchen. I also added some fresh herbs, because the Instant Pot has a way of preserving the natural aromatic oil and quality of herbs unlike baking/stovetop cooking. (If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, don’t worry. You can still use dried herbs. But for full flavor, I definitely recommend fresh! You can freeze your extra fresh herbs, too.)

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Begin by combining all the liquids together (I use a single measuring cup to save on dishes): mustard, maple syrup, water, broth.

Next, add your chicken to the IP. Even if you’re a dedicated boneless skinless breast fan, I highly recommend you give boneless thighs a try, too. Not only are they more budget friendly, but the Instant Pot turns them into fork tender awesomeness.

Lastly, add in your fresh herbs, salt, and pepper.

Then sit back and relax while the Instant Pot does its magic!

Making Maple Mustard Chicken into a Freezer Meal

As I sit here writing, I’m recovering from some intense surgery — which means I’m not able to do any meal prep. Because of our dietary restriction and Celiac disease, our options for eating out are very, very few. Which makes me super thankful that I can make Instant Pot meals up in advance and freeze them.

Turn this dinner into an Instant Pot Freezer Meal. No need to thaw before cooking — cook straight from frozen! Get step-by-step instructions here.

How To Make Instant Pot Freezer Meals

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RECIPE: Maple Mustard Instant Pot Chicken (Paleo + Freezer Meal!)
Looking for a sweet and savory dish? This Maple Mustard Chicken is a snap to make in the Instant Pot. Save even more time by turning it into a freezer meal!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine liquid ingredients (broth, water, maple syrup, mustard) in a small bowl or measuring cup. Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot liner, combining well.
  2. Add chicken to the Instant Pot liner. Pour liquid on top. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Check the sealing ring, lock lid, and close the pressure valve.
  4. Select MANUAL for 15 minutes.
  5. Once program has completed, allow pressure to release naturally for best results. However, a quick release is fine as well. Serve!
  6. Serve with rice, noodles (or zucchini noodles), cauliflower rice, baked potato, sweet potato, salad, or whichever side you prefer!
Recipe Notes
  • Get real maple syrup here for an economical price.
  • The Instant Pot wonderfully preserves the flavors of fresh herbs, so I like to use fresh whenever possible. If you don't have fresh herbs, dried ones will work just as well.
  • If you want the cooking juice to be thicker after cooking, add arrowroot powder/cornstarch at the end to create a nice glaze. To avoid lumps, remove a few tablespoons of warm cooking liquid to a mug and swirl the starch until a slurry forms. Add back to the main pot, stirring well. Use SAUTE to help the sauce boil so it will thicken.

For a Step-by-Step Tutorial to turn this into a Freezer Meal - see the instructions here.

You'll need these containers.

  • Combine all ingredients into a round freezer container. Freeze.
  • To cook from frozen, remove from freezer container. Place solid frozen block in Instant Pot liner.
  • Select SAUTE for 5 minutes, to help kickstart the cooking process.
  • Cancel SAUTE, then select MANUAL for 25 minutes. Follow remaining recipe instructions.

DIETARY NOTES

  • Paleo: serve with a Paleo-friendly side.
  • Low FODMAP:  As always, check the Monash FODMAP app for recommended serving/portion size.
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Looking for a sweet and savory dish? This Maple Mustard Chicken is a snap to make in the Instant Pot. Save even more time by turning it into a freezer meal!