Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Anyone who reads this site regularly knows there are two things that I absolutely love. The first is my new Instant Pot. I’ve only had it about a year, but I’ve already used it to make shredded chicken, beef stew, steamed artichokes, and a bunch of pasta dishes – and the list just keeps growing.

The other thing I really love is honey garlic sauce. I use it for meatballs, cocktail weenies, shrimp lo mein…even carrots. No matter what you put it on, it’s delicious.

So it was only a matter of time before I decided to put these two wonderful things together. And sure enough, wonderful plus wonderful adds up to REALLY wonderful. This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is a Chinese-style dish bursting with honey-garlic flavor. And because you make it in the Instant Pot, it’s also really quick to make.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe - Served on a white plate

Step one, mix up the sauce, pour it over the meat, and cook for 20 minutes. Step two, take out the meat and thicken the sauce. And step three, cut up the meat and toss it with the sauce. Boom, done. Served over rice with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and green onions, it’s a super-flavorful Chinese meal that takes less time than ordering takeout.

 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients:

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
Sesame seeds & green onion for topping
Rice for serving

Directions:

1. Start by placing your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Season well with salt and pepper.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken - Chicken breasts in instant pot with seasoning

2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour the mixture over chicken and put your Instant Pot Lid on and set to seal.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken - sauce in a small white bowl

3. Cook on the Meat setting (or on HIGH pressure for non IP) for 15 minutes and then quick release once the 15 minutes is up. Remove chicken from pot, leave the sauce in the pot.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken - Chicken in instant pot with sauce

4. Dissolve 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 1/4 cup 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 green onions, and serve over rice.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken - Recipe served on a white square plate

 

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken - Family Fresh Meals Recipe
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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe is a Chinese-style dish bursting with honey-garlic flavor, and is really quick to make.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Servings6
Calories246 kcal
AuthorCorey Valley
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds & green onion for topping
  • Rice for serving
Instructions
  1. Start by placing your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour the mixture over chicken and put your Instant Pot Lid on and set to seal.
  3. Cook on the Meat setting (or on HIGH pressure for non IP) for 15 minutes and then quick release once the 15 minutes is up. Remove chicken from pot, leave the sauce in the pot.
  4. Dissolve 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 1/4 cup 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 green onions, and serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 877mg37%
Potassium 290mg8%
Total Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugars 25g
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A1.4%
Vitamin C2.2%
Calcium1.1%
Iron3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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