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Instant Pot honey garlic chicken: Sweet yet salty, tender, juicy chicken made quick and easy in the Instant Pot with just 5 ingredients. Add this to the list of quick weeknight dinner ideas and be sure to please.

Instant Pot honey garlic chicken

Here is yet another Instant Pot recipe. If you have not noticed I absolutely love the Instant Pot. As a working mother of two my time is limited, but I do not want to skimp out on meal time. Luckily I have the Instant Pot to help speed up cooking time, so I can spend more time eating and hanging out with my family.

If you have not gotten yourself an Instant Pot yet, what are you waiting for. You can get the Instant Pot I have here.

Some other Instant Pot recipes to try:

For a full list of all my Instant Pot recipes click here.

Instant Pot honey garlic chicken

Honey, shoyu, and garlic combine to make the most delicious sauce. Sweet and salty pair so well. Smother that over tender, juicy chicken and call it a night. Yum yum yum.

What do I need to make Instant Pot honey garlic chicken?

  • Avocado oil or the oil of your choice
  • Round onion
  • Honey
  • Shoyu
  • Garlic
  • Chicken thighs. I like to use boneless, skinless thighs, You can also use chicken breast if you wish.
  • You can opt to top with sesame seeds and green onions.
Instant Pot honey garlic chicken ingredients

What goes well with honey garlic chicken?

My personal favorite is sticky, white rice. You can also serve with Instant Pot mashed potatoes. You can layer the potatoes in a steamer basket over the chicken and cook both at the same time. Super mom win! Steamed veggies also go well here.

How long does it take to cook honey garlic chicken in the Instant Pot?

From start to finish just about 35 minutes as it takes some time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and depressurize.

Instant Pot honey garlic chicken

How to store leftovers?

Once chicken has cooled you can store in an airtight container in the fridge. The FDA recommends storage of 3-4 days. You can also store in the freezer in a zip top bag for 4-6 months.

How to make Instant Pot honey garlic chicken?

Set Instant Pot to saute.

Add oil and onions. Saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add garlic and chicken. Sear chicken about 1-2 minutes. Flip and sear the other side.

While the chicken is searing add shoyu and honey in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Pour sauce in Instant Pot. Set to sealing. Cancel saute mode and cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.

When completed quick release and return pot to saute. Remove chicken from sauce. If sauce needs thickening you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1/4 cup of water and pour mixture in to sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. Return chicken to sauce and toss to coat. Enjoy!

Instant Pot honey garlic chicken

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Instant Pot honey garlic chicken: Sweet yet salty, tender, juicy chicken made quick and easy in the Instant Pot with just 5 ingredients. Add this to the list of quick weeknight dinner ideas and be sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or the oil of your choice)
  • 1/2 round onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup shoyu
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute.
  2. Add oil and onions. Saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add garlic and chicken. Sear chicken about 1-2 minutes. Flip and sear the other side.
  3. While the chicken is searing add shoyu and honey in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour sauce in Instant Pot. Set to sealing. Cancel saute mode and cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. When completed quick release and return pot to saute. Remove chicken from sauce. If sauce needs thickening you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1/4 cup of water and pour mixture in to sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. Return chicken to sauce and toss to coat. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 37g

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By on December 28th, 2019

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken”

  1. Received my instant pot for Christmas and tried the Honey Garlic Chicken recipe on my 2nd time using it. This recipe is amazing!! ❤️❤️❤️ My entire family loved it! Super easy do to do.

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  2. I got the instant pot for my son. He’ll be cooking for his firefighters team weekly. I just fwd the honey chicken recipe. Hope to have him/them check out
    Your recipes. Mahalo xo

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