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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is delicious and easy, made in a sweet and savory sauce. This juicy and tender chicken recipe will become your family favorite dinner in an instant.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Pressure Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 322kcal
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy



  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Preheat pressure cooking pot using the 'Saute' setting. Add olive oil, chopped onion and seasoned chicken to the preheated pot. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened. Add minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, mix the honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, and ground ginger. Mix well, and add to the pot. 
  • Lock the lid, seal the valve, and press the 'Manual' (or 'Pressure Cooking') button, and adjust the time to 4 minutes. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and do a quick pressure release.
  • Remove chicken from the pot, and shred it. Transfer 1/4 cup honey sesame sauce from the pot to a small bowl. Add 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch) to the bowl and stir until the sauce is smooth. Return the sauce back to the pot, and saute using the 'Saute' function for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens. Turn off the pot. Add shredded chicken back to the pot and mix well.
  • Serve honey sesame chicken over rice. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and chopped fresh green onion on top.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 768mg32%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes, Gluten Free, Healthy, Paleo, Poultry, Pressure Cooking, Whole30
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