This Instant Pot Sesame Chicken recipe is superior to any of the takeout version. Rapid and simple to make, plus you know precisely what’s in it. An ideal weeknight dinner that your whole family is sure to love!
Get excited folks, since this famous Chinese dish is getting the Instant Pot treatment! Yeap, this delicious Instant Pot Sesame Chicken recipe is simply made in your pressure cooker waaaaaay faster than it takes you to order it, run to the local restaurant to pick it up, and get back home.
Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is a well-loved family favorite. It’s got the ideal balance of sweetness from the honey and nutty flavoring and aromatics from the sesame oil and seeds.
Instant Pot Chinese Honey Sesame Chicken
- 2 lbs (900g) boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup (120ml) low sodium Tamari soy sauce
- 1/3 cup (113g) honey
- 1/4 cup (60ml) water
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 Tbsp water
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
First, add the chicken through to the minced ginger from the ingredient list into the Instant Pot insert.
Then, mix everything, close lid, seal, pressure-cook on high pressure/manual for four (4) mins.
After, When done perform a rapid Pressure Release and open lid.
Then, take away the chicken and leave the sauce behind (or you can leave chicken in).
After Select the Sauté mode.
Make the Cornstarch Slurry by combine the cornstarch and water in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Add combination to the Instant Pot and combine. Cook, making sure to mix frequently until the sauce thickens, anywhere from about 2-4 mins (or done to your preference).
Switch Instant Pot off, put the chicken back in, let stand for a few mins then serve over rice topped with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.