Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water
  • 1/2 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 1/2 - cup(s) honey
  • 1/4 - cup(s) teriyaki sauce
  • 2 - Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 - tsp sesame oil
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 2 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Garnish: - sliced green onions**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, minced onion, and ground ginger. Do NOT add the cornstarch.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. After cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Then mix the cornstarch with the same amount of water and swirl into the sauce.
  7. Cook the rice, as directed.
  8. Prepare the salad.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken over rice with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup honey, 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, 4 Tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp minced onion, and 2 tsp ground ginger.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade
  • Do NOT add the cornstarch to freezer bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding the contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed and swirl in the cornstarch at the end of pressure cooking as noted.

Special notes

See for more tips and tricks. Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Not that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Swirl in cornstarch after cooking to thicken the sauce.
Serve over rice with salad.