Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
ADORE this chicken. It’s an ADORE-able meal. You will ADORE the flavor, and you will ADORE how easy it is to make.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 3/4 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1/4 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 3 - Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 20 oz. can(s) pineapple chunks
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Garnish: - sesame seeds**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Drain the pineapple juice into a small bowl. Set the drained can of pineapple to the side. Add the chicken stock, brown sugar, soy sauce and minced garlic to the bowl with the pineapple juice.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the insert of the electric pressure cooker with the hot water and pour the pineapple chunks around the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the pineapple-soy sauce mixture over the top.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Swirl the cornstarch with a few Tbsp of water and stir it into the sauce.
  7. Cook the rice as directed.
  8. Prepare veggies.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken with sesame seed garnish over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Drain and reserve the pineapple juice from 2 cans of pineapple chunks in small bowl. To the pineapple juice, add 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 6 Tbsp soy sauce and 2 tsp minced garlic.

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

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the drained pineapple chunks
  • Half of the prepared sauce
  • Do NOT add the cornstarch before freezing

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 contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note 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 Pineapple 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.
Stir in the cornstarch to thicken sauce.
Serve with sesame seed garnish, over rice with veggies.