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Instant Pot Sticky Chicken Recipe

This is a sweet and tangy, absolutely fantastic Instant Pot sticky chicken recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best chicken recipe, Favorite family dinner, Instant Pot Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 240kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pounds frozen popcorn chicken
  • green onions
  • sesame seeds


  • Press the SAUTE button on your Instant Pot. Add honey, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and salt and pepper to the pot and mix together. Bring sauce to a boil while stirring and simmer for a few minutes until sauce slightly thickens.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and stir.
  • Pour in your frozen popcorn chicken. Toss the chicken in the sauce so that all the chicken is covered.
  • Put your lid on the pot and put the VALVE on sealing (not venting).
  • Press the CANCEL button to turn off the saute, then press MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) and set timer for 7 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure.
  • Stir chicken with the sauce and then serve hot over rice.
  • Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.



Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg