This easy Honey Sesame Chicken recipe only takes 25 minutes to make because it is made in the Instant Pot. It is a family favorite and SO much better than takeout!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: honey sesame chicken
4boneless skinless chicken breastschopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepperfor seasoning
1tablespoonvegetable oil or canola oil
1/2cupdiced yellow onion
1/2cuplow-sodium soy sauceuse Tamari for gluten-free
1/4teaspoonred pepper flakes
2scallionswhite and green parts, chopped
Cooked rice and roasted broccolifor serving, optional
Chopped scallions and sesame seedsfor garnish, optional
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Select Browning/Sauté to preheat the Instant Pot. When hot, add the oil, onion, garlic, and chicken to the pot. Sauté for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens.
Stir in the soy sauce, ketchup, and red pepper flakes. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and 3 minutes cook time.
When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. Use a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. Add the sesame oil and honey to the pot and stir to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Add the slurry to the pot. Select Simmer/Sauté and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the scallions. Serve over rice and garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve roasted broccoli on the side, if desired.