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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Seriously, this chicken is fantastic...and so simple to make in the Instant Pot. Please read directions closely for shredding and sauce thickening details. :)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup 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
  • Sliced green onions, as garnish
  • Rice, as side
  • Salad, as side


  • Place the chicken into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Steam valve: Sealing.
  • Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  • Release: Natural or Quick.
  • After cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Then mix the cornstarch with the same amount of water and swirl into the sauce. Let sit on "keep warm mode" for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring a few times, to allow sauce to thicken.
  • Cook the rice, as directed.
  • Prepare the salad.
  • Serve Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken over rice with side salad.