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Honey Sesame Chicken {Instant Pot}

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!
4.67 from 21 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce use Tamari for gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 scallions white and green parts, chopped
  • Cooked rice and roasted broccoli for serving, optional
  • Chopped scallions and sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 890mg, Potassium: 393mg, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 3.5mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Keywords honey sesame chicken