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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

One of my go-to Instant Pot recipes for something quick and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken instant pot recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Elyse Ellis


  • Instant Pot (or Pressure Cooker)


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup honey
  • cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ onion diced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons corn starch
  • sesame seeds optional garnish
  • green onion optional garnish


  • Place chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic and onion.
  • Pour sauce over chicken in the Instant Pot.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot, close and set to sealing.
  • Press the MANUAL button (or PRESSURE COOK) and set timer for 15 minutes.
  • Do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure and when the pin drops, remove the lid.
  • Remove chicken from the Instant Pot and cut into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
  • Whisk together water and corn starch in a small bowl and whisk into the sauce in the Instant Pot. Press the Saute button and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • When the sauce has thickened, fold in cooked chicken and turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onion.


Serve this over white rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice.
Some of our readers have added mixed vegetables in with their rice for more added veggies. This is also delicious served with steamed broccoli.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg