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Instant Pot™ Honey Teriyaki Chicken

instant pot™ honey teriyaki chicken Entree Asian
Instant Pot™ Honey Teriyaki Chicken
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve most likely have heard of the Instant Pot™. And whether you’re new to the craze or already an Instant Pot™ fanatic, this Instant Pot™ teriyaki chicken is a dinner dream come true. Ready in just 30 minutes and made with juicy chicken thighs, this recipe is all about the flavorful homemade honey-teriyaki sauce. Sweet and savory, these tender Instant Pot™ chicken thighs won’t disappoint. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

6-8 chicken thighs
1
green onion, sliced
Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Honey Teriyaki Sauce:

1/2
cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4
cup rice vinegar
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2
tablespoons canola oil
2
tablespoons honey
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
tablespoon corn starch

Steps

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  • 1
    Combine teriyaki sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat the Instant Pot in sauté mode. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the chicken, about 2 -3 minutes per side.
  • 3
    Add the teriyaki sauce, cover and lock the lid. Cook in poultry mode for 20 minutes. Turn off the pot and allow it to release pressure naturally. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can also use chicken drumsticks.
  • Don’t substitute chicken breasts for the thighs. Tender chicken thighs are better suited for the pressure of the Instant Pot™.
  • Serve with rice and/or vegetables as a side dish.
  • Be sure to refer to your own Instant Pot™ user manual for any potential setting differences.
  • Add Sriracha sauce or cayenne to the teriyaki sauce to give this dinner a kick of heat.
  • Part slow-cooker and part pressure cooker, the Instant Pot™ makes easy delicious recipes and we’re here to make sure you know exactly how to use it for absolute dinner perfect every time.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Chicken teriyaki is one of my favorite things to make because it’s something the whole family will eat and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. And now that the Instant Pot is currently all the rage, I decided to make an Instant Pot version of one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals: honey teriyaki chicken thighs. Oh my goodness, it turned out fantastic…this recipe is an absolute keeper! It seriously couldn’t be any easier, or more delicious. Happy cooking!
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