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!
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  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.


  • 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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