This meal was SO delicious! Before you check out the ingredients below and think nope not making this, hear me out. Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste is paleo friendly and found at just about every grocery store. Fish sauce is definitely really smelly, but the amount in this recipe is so little that I could not pick out the taste whatsoever while enjoying this meal. You can either omit the fish sauce all together if you don't want to try or purchase it, or you can get Red Boat fish sauce, which I have found at Whole Foods. If you do purchase a fish sauce, make sure to search "Fish Sauce" on my site and make some other delicious meals, so you can put it to use! Avocado oil is not in most peoples pantry, so if you don't want to purchase that one just use olive oil. The sambal oelek/Asian chili paste was a new one to me, and I was originally going to make my own using that recipe I linked below. However, I realized the amount of that ingredient was so little that I just ended up buying and using Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce, which I found at my local grocery store. This was the closet thing to a chili paste that I found that didn't have any added sugar in the ingredient list.
Now that I have addressed the ingredients that most likely turned you away from making this recipe, I'll talk about the other details worth noting. First, I found some packaged shredded cabbage, which made prep even easier (I used two 10 oz bags). I also found that 3 limes was the perfect amount for this recipe. If you have an Instant Pot, this meal was super easy to prepare and get done. Though, there are slow cooker instructions below in the notes section if you need them. Anyways, when the chicken was done and I threw in the coconut milk, I put the Instant Pot on saute mode and stirred it around every so often until the sauce was reduced some. While the chicken was cooking I had prepared the sauce for the slaw, so all that is left to do at this point is toss the cabbage and green onions with the sauce. Talk about easy! I was a little nervous about how I'd like this slaw, but it honestly turned out really good. It was light, not too spicy at all, and paired perfectly with the curry chicken. If you couldn't tell already by how lengthy this post is, I will most definitely be making this one again. This was a simple and easy meal prep recipe that turned out tasting amazing! Let me know if you try this one out.
Instant Pot Shredded Red Curry Chicken & Sweet Thai Slaw
For the Shredded Red Curry Chicken:
Original recipe found here
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