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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicke
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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

With this Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken recipe you can have a home-cooked meal that tastes just like your favorite Asian take-out. An Instant Pot makes this meal so quick and easy, melding so many flavors together in a short amount of time.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, monced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • sesame seeds


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Add oil to Instant Pot and turn on "Saute" mode. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  • Add chicken and stir well.
  • Add soy sauce, ketchup, and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix and place lid on. Place valve in "sealing" position and set to Pressure Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick pressure release and carefully remove the lid once the pin drops.
  • Stir in sesame oil, green onions and honey.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Add to Instant Pot and stir to mix. Turn on "Saute " mode and cook until thickened.


Cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.