6 Paleo Instant Pot Recipes You Can Make in a Flash

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Photo: Jason Donnelly

These Paleo Instant Pot recipes deliver side dishes, entrées, and snacks that are speedy enough to fit into any time-crunched schedule while sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo diet. We've got Paleo chicken, beef stew, salad, and more recipes—all for your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. We know there are thousands of Paleo recipes out there, but if you're looking specifically for Paleo recipes to make in your Instant Pot, here's your starting point.

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Pressure Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken with Zucchini

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Jason Donnelly

Fresh produce is just as important on the Paleo diet as eating plenty of protein. This easy Instant Pot recipe delivers on both with juicy chicken thighs, fresh zucchini, and orange slices. The juice from the orange plus a drizzle of honey bring natural sweet flavors to this savory Paleo dinner without adding sugar.

02 of 06

Pressure Cooker Sweet and Spicy Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Sweet and Spicy Beef Stew in grey bowls with corn bread
Jason Donnelly

Sweet onions, sweet peppers, and a sweet potato are the veggie trio that gives this Paleo beef stew its name. So if you're following a version of the Paleo Diet that doesn't allow sweet potatoes, move along. If you're sticking around, don't worry: There are no added sugars here. The spiciness comes from just one ingredient—chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, which turn up the heat and smokiness. Pile them all into your cooker along with plenty of beef to make a yummy Instant Pot Paleo beef stew after just 12 minutes of cook time.

03 of 06

Pressure Cooker Indian-Spiced Chicken

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Jason Donnelly

Missing off-limits rice and grains? This Instant Pot recipe provides a tasty substitute without breaking any Paleo rules: cauliflower rice! It's a yummy stand-in for rice, and it's also good for soaking up the aromatic sauce that coats this Indian-spiced chicken.

04 of 06

Pressure Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Serve up bold flavors for dinner with this Moroccan chicken seasoned with ginger, turmeric, and allspice. Alongside Instant Pot Paleo chicken thighs, you'll also scoop up tender butternut squash and Kalamata olives. To keep it Paleo, skip the grains and Greek yogurt (they're optional anyway) and serve with fresh parsley and a lemon wedge for bright flavor.

05 of 06

Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli

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Jason Donnelly

Satisfy your cravings for takeout without leaving your house by whipping up this Paleo beef and broccoli recipe. Your pressure cooker can have this Chinese restaurant staple ready in under 30 minutes, start to finish. Bonus: When you make this Paleo recipe at home and leave your takeout menus in the drawer, you'll be less tempted to pair it with non-Paleo foods like fried rice.

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Pressure Cooker Bacon Deviled Eggs

Pressure Cooker Bacon Deviled Eggs

We know deviled eggs may not seem like a Paleo recipe, but if you substitute our Paleo mayonnaise for the purchased version, they absolutely are. Your Instant Pot can handle hard-boiling the eggs in 8 minutes flat; from there you just need to work on the filling. These Instant Pot deviled eggs make a tasty snack all on their own or they can be a yummy Paleo contribution to any meal or tailgate.

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