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Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

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I seriously can’t get over this dish. My Instant Pot Sesame Chicken is definitely a keeper! My only regret is that I didn’t double the recipe – my family gobbled it up in seconds. I love coming up with dinner ideas that my family will want me to keep making and instant pot chicken meals are always my go-to recipes.

There’s something so special about working with chicken thighs. I am used to preparing dishes with chicken breasts. However, I recently had an epiphany. Boneless chicken thighs seem to hold so much more flavor. They are incredibly juicy and tender! Double win? I think so.

My Instant Pot Sesame Chicken is the best dinner solution. It’s quick, easy and is jam-packed full of flavor. I hope your family enjoys the dish as much as mine did! If you are looking for a delicious go-to meal then this easy instant pot sesame chicken is the right recipe for you to make for your family!

Chicken and rice in a bowl

Ingredients For My Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

2 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced and diced

1 pound boneless chicken thighs

Black pepper, to taste

1 cup vegetable broth

¼ cup + 2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

3 tbsp cornstarch

3 tbsp water

Roasted sesame seeds, for garnishing

Green onions, cut into small pieces, for garnishing

Yields: 2-3 servings

Directions

Chicken sitting on white plate

Pour olive oil and minced garlic in the inner pot. Place chicken thighs on top and sprinkle with black pepper.

Set Instant Pot to the sauté setting and brown chicken, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Remove chicken from the inner pot and set aside on a plate.

Pour vegetable broth into the inner pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze it by scraping off any brown bits.

oil and garlic in a bowl

Place chicken back into the inner pot and add honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and sesame oil.

Close the Instant Pot with its lid and set on Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes.

Once the time is up, allow for a Quick Pressure Release.

In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water.

Remove the lid from Instant Pot and set it to the sauté setting.

Pour in cornstarch mixture and mix until sauce thickens.

Serve chicken on a bed of jasmine rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Chicken in bowl on table

Chicken and rice in a bowl

Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

Kelly
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced and diced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Roasted sesame seeds for garnishing
  • Green onions cut into small pieces, for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Pour olive oil and minced garlic in the inner pot. Place chicken thighs on top and sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Set Instant Pot to the sauté setting and brown chicken, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove chicken from the inner pot and set aside on a plate.
  • Pour vegetable broth into the inner pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze it by scraping off any brown bits.
  • Place chicken back into the inner pot and add honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and sesame oil.
  • Close the Instant Pot with its lid and set on Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, allow for a Quick Pressure Release.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water.
  • Remove the lid from Instant Pot and set to the sauté setting.
  • Pour in cornstarch mixture and mix until sauce thickens.
  • Serve chicken on a bed of jasmine rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!
Keyword Chicken, Instant Pot

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