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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

5 from 1 reviews

This pressure cooker teriyaki chicken is healthy, sticky and glossy. Make with any chicken, even frozen. Dinner entire family will love!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Asian
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs or 3 lbs bone in chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 1 cup water with boneless chicken or 1/3 cup water with bone in chicken
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I used Bragg’s liquid aminos)
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 cup cold water + 3 tbsp cornstarch, as a thickener
  • Sesame seeds and green onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In Instant Pot, add water, maple syrup or honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger.
  2. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cooking on High for 10 minutes if using boneless chicken or 20 minutes for bone in chicken. Display will say ON, Instant Pot will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure, you will see a bit of steam coming out from a valve, then float valve will rise and countdown will begin.
  3. After 10 or 20 minutes, Instant Pot will beep, display will say OFF and now it needs to bring pressure down before you can open it, which will be indicated by a dropped down float valve. Wait 5 minutes and then turn pressure valve to Venting position to release remaining pressure.
  4. Open the lid and press Sauté (cancel Keep Warm if it’s on). In a small bowl, whisk cold water and cornstarch with a fork, pour over chicken and stir gently. Cook for a few minutes until sauce has thickened a bit.
  5. Serve with brown rice or quinoa, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in a fridge or on a counter.

Freezer Meal: Assemble ingredients minus all water and cornstarch in the order listed above and freeze uncooked in gallon size Ziploc bag. When ready to cook, cook from frozen following recipe’s instructions + water as per recipe increasing time to 30 minutes. After follow Step 4.

Notes

Different amount of water is listed due to bone in chicken releasing more juices.

If you like dark coloured teriyaki chicken, substitute 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup with molasses.

You can use frozen chicken. Cook for 20 minutes.

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