Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken


Do you have an Instant Pot yet? You might want to, just so you can make this recipe! ha ha! It is ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes! It is one of my favorite recipes and it converted over perfectly!

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If you have never heard of a Instant Pot ? they truly are wonderful! I was a little nervous to try it out because I DO NOT like new things. But my husband surprised me for my birthday so I thought I would try it out. Well, I honestly can say I LOVE IT! Instead of cooking this recipe for 4 hours in the slow cooker, It cooked for 15 minutes and was just as tender!

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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Place your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken and put your Instant Pot Lid on and seal.
  3. Cook on the Meat setting for 20 minutes and then quick release once the 20 minutes is up. Remove chicken from pot, leave sauce.
  4. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and pour into your Instant Pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Push the Saute button and cook sauce for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
  6. You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.
  7. I removed my Honey Sesame Chicken from the Instant Pot and put in a bowl and cooked my rice in my Instant Pot.
  8. To make rice in your Instant Pot you need to have the same ratio rice as you do water.
  9. I used 2 cups of Brown Jasmine Rice.
  10. To make it: Rinse and drain 2 cups of rice and dump it into your Instant Pot. Add 2 cups of water. Seal your instant pot with the lid and push the Rice button. It will cook for 10 minutes then quick release. You will have PERFECT rice!


Honey Sesame Chicken


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19 Responses to “Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken”

  1. Jessica
    I am new to pressure cooking and made this last night. The flavor was great but my chicken was really overcooked. I used 3 large breasts, cut up. (they were really big!) I cooked it for 20 min on High - I have the Cuisinart PC, not IP - and then did the quick release which made a huge mess! Like I said, the flavor was good, but way overcooked. Was it because I cut up the chicken first? And why the big mess? Thanks for any advice!
  2. Stefani Hutchison
    I just made this today and it was delicious! I did not change any ingredients, but I did reserve one cup of the sauce before I thickened it. To that I added one cup of water to make two cups of liquid and I cooked the rice in the Instant Pot in that. It was SO yummy!

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