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Instant pot honey garlic chicken garnished with green onion and sesame seeds

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Melanie
This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is a sweet and spicy Asian chicken dish that tastes just like take-out and requires less than 20 minutes to throw together.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • sesame seeds for garnish

For the Sauce

Instructions

  • Mix honey, soy sauce, sriracha, and garlic together. Set aside.
  • Place chicken in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and toss until evenly coated.

Instant Pot Method:

  • Heat oil in the Instant Pot, selecting the saute function and allow to heat up. Add half the chicken once oil shimmers and let cook 2-3 minutes before flipping. Cook another 2 minutes. No need to cook all the way through. Once browned, remove to a plate and cook remaining chicken.
  • If bits have stuck to the bottom of the Instant Pot, pour in 1/4 cup water and deglaze the bottom of the pan by scraping it with a wooden spoon. Keep scraping the bottom of the pan while the heat is on until almost all the water has evaporated. Turn off the saute function. Add the chicken back to the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour the honey sauce on top. Cover with lid, set knob to seal, and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes followed by a quick release. Remove lid when safe to open.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds and serve over rice.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 minutes. No need to cook all the way through.
  • Place the chicken and sauce in in the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours. If you want to add veggies like peppers you can throw them in halfway through.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.

Stovetop Method:

  • Place all the sauce ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water and cook until thickened.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on all sides, cooking the chicken all the way through. Add the thickened sauce and mix until coated.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal