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Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

An easy Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe that you can make from start to finish in 30 minutes. This savory honey sesame chicken is made in the instant pot then broiled in the oven, for a tasty Asian-style weeknight dinner.

Honey Sesame Chicken on plate. Try my easy to make Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. The chicken falls off the bone and the meat is so tender and juicy.

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

As many of my readers know I am an Asian American who’s taste buds love to travel. I love to try new foods and share them with my family and friends. One of the best things I can do is create a recipe that is not only quick and easy but something my kids will devour without question.

Don’t get me wrong, my kids can be the pickiest eaters in the world, but I’ve found that when I keep to the Asian aspect of our heritage I tend to win in the dinner department. Whenever chicken goes on sale at my local grocery store I love to grab up as many chicken thighs as we can stomach and get to cooking.

Honey Sesame Chicken Close Up. Try my easy to make Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. The chicken falls off the bone and the meat is so tender and juicy.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

I converted my oven recipe into this pressure cooker recipe and I just love it! The chicken was so tender and moist it fell off the bone with ease. Since I’m the only one who loves crispy skin, I broiled my pieces of chicken and kept the kiddos chickens in the pot to soak up more of the sauce. I served them over a bed of freshly steamed jasmine rice and let the food do the talking after that.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken. Try my easy to make Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. The chicken falls off the bone and the meat is so tender and juicy.

Sesame Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • soy sauce
  • ketchup
  • sesame oil
  • honey
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds

How to Make Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

Preheat pressure cooking pot using the saute setting, or hit the Chicken button. Add oil, onion, garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the chicken to the pot skin side down.

Add soy sauce, ketchup to the pressure cooking pot and stir to combine. Press the Chicken/Poultry button or manual and cook as directed on the recipe card. Once the Pressure Cooker beeps when it’s done hit the pressure release. Wait till the lid unlocks and then remove the chicken thighs.

Add sesame oil and honey to the pot and stir to combine. In a small cup or bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water and add to the pot and stir. Select Saute or hit the chicken button again and simmer until sauce thickens.

For Crispy Skin set the oven to broil, put the chicken thighs onto a pan and cover with the sauce from the pot. Pop the chicken thighs into the oven under broil for 5-10 minutes depending on how much you like your skin’s crispy. *IF YOU DON’T LIKE CRiSPY SKIN SKIP THIS STEP*

Serve with fresh steamed rice, and add sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

This foolproof recipe creates fluffy, fork-tender potatoes in half the time of the oven. Instant Pot Baked Potatoes use no foil and are great for busy nights. It's a pressure cooker recipe that's ready in just minutes.

Instant Pot Recipe Ideas

Come back and let us know what your family thought of it and let us know how your’s turned out. If you love pressure cooker or instant pot chicken recipes check out my Pressure Cooker Lemon and Herb Recipe for your next dinner meal.

Yield: 5

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs, bone in
  • 1 Slice Onion
  • 5 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat pressure cooking pot using the saute setting, or hit the Chicken button. Add oil, onion, garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the chicken to the pot skin side down.
  2. Add soy sauce, ketchup to the pressure cooking pot and stir to combine. Press the Chicken/Poultry button or manual 15 minutes.
  3. Once the Pressure Cooker beeps when it's done hit the pressure release. Wait till the lid unlocks and then remove the chicken thighs.
  4. Add sesame oil and honey to the pot and stir to combine. In a small cup or bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water and add to the pot and stir. Select Saute or hit the chicken button again and simmer until sauce thickens.
  5. For Crispy Skin set the oven to broil, put the chicken thighs onto a pan and cover with the sauce from the pot. Pop the chicken thighs into the oven under broil for 5-10 minutes depending on how much you like your skin's crispy. *IF YOU DON'T LIKE CRiSPY SKIN SKIP THIS STEP*
  6. Serve with fresh steamed rice, and add sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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