Easiest Way to Cook Tasty Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken

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  • Jan 01, 2022

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken. Combine honey, soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, and sriracha sauce in a bowl; mix well and set aside. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, add cornstarch, and toss to combine. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select the Saute function.

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Seal the lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook/manual, high pressure. Set the cook time according to the size of your chicken breasts. You can make Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken using 7 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken

  1. You need 1/3 cup of water or vegetable broth or chicken broth.
  2. It’s 1 of ⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce.
  3. You need 1 of ⁄4 cup honey.
  4. Prepare 2-4 cloves of garlic minced (depending on how much you love garlic).
  5. You need 1 of ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper.
  6. Prepare 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts.
  7. It’s 2 teaspoons of cornstarch.

Add sesame oil to the pot. Add the prepared honey garlic sauce to the pot; cover and lock the lid. Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe Honey Garlic Chicken was an immediate hit when I made it for dinner last week. Then, mix the honey, soy sauce, onions, ketchup, oil, garlic, and pepper flakes together and pour the Asian-inspired sauce it over the chicken.

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken instructions

  1. Combine water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper in Instant Pot. Stir.. Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken
  2. Add the chicken breasts to the Instant Pot. Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken
  3. Seal the lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.. Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken
    Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken
  4. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook/manual, high pressure. Set the cook time according to the size of your chicken breasts. For fresh: 8 minutes for small (7-8 ounce) chicken breasts, 10 minutes for medium (10 ounce) chicken breasts, or 11 minutes for large (12 ounce) chicken breasts..
  5. For frozen chicken breasts, add 3 minutes to the cooking times listed in step 4, and pressure cook (manual) at high pressure. Be sure that your chicken breasts are not stuck together as that will increase the pressure cook time.
  6. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then will start counting down the cook time. When it beeps to let you know the cook time has finished, carefully quick release the pressure by using the handle of a long spoon to turn the steam valve to venting. (If your chicken breasts were frozen, do a 10 minute natural release instead of a quick release. Just leave the Instant Pot alone for 10 minutes before turning the steam valve to the venting position.).
  7. Wait for the steam to escape and the pin to drop down. Then, carefully remove the lid.
  8. Use an instant read thermometer to test the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be at least 165 degrees F. If the temperature is lower, finish cooking the chicken using the Instant Pot's saute mode.
  9. Remove chicken to a clean plate or cutting board..
  10. In a small bowl, stir together the 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring, until the liquid has thickened, 2-3 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot and remove the inner pot to stop the cooking process.
  11. Slice the chicken and stir it back into the sauce in the pot. Serve with rice and vegetables, or as desired.
  12. To Make as a Freezer Meal: 1. Add water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic, pepper and chicken to a heavy duty zip top freezer bag. 2. Freeze flat for up to 3 months. 3. When ready to cook, thaw in cool water just until sauce is thawed. Transfer to Instant Pot and cook as directed above.

When the timer goes off, open the steam valve to quickly. Then, add your sauce and close the Instant Pot. Once the timer goes off, do a quick release. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with kitchen paper towel and season it with salt and pepper. Heat up the instant pot on "Saute" mode and add the oil.