Instant Pot Caramelized Chicken


This Instant Pot caramelized chicken recipe is really good and easy to make!

You can serve it with jasmine rice and green beans.

You don’t have to warm the whole house to cook a nice chicken recipe. Just place it in the Instant Pot and let it do all the work for you :]

Looking for more? Check out this orange chicken or this pepper chicken.

If you like more sauce, try the Instant Pot chicken vindaloo.

Instant Pot Caramelized Chicken
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Caramelized Chicken, chicken thighs, fish sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
  • 1/4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp garlic minced finely
  • 4 tbsp fresh ginger minced finely
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8(5-ounce) chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • In a large bowl, add soy sauce, garlic, ginger, ketchup and 2 tbsp of sugar. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl and rub with the marinade.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from bowl (Reserve the marinade).
  • Add oil to the Instant Pot and select “Saute”.
  • Add the chicken and saute for a few minutes or until browned. 
  • Take out the chicken and keep aside.
  • Add 4 tbsp of sugar to the Instant Pot and cook until the sugar begins to melt, stirring continuously. 
  • Add the chicken broth and the reserved marinade to the Instant Pot.
  • Scrape the brown bits from the bottom (you can use a spatula).
  • Add the chicken to the Instant Pot and mix a bit.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Once done, remove the lid and serve.
Calories: 2707kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 195g Fat: 203g Saturated Fat: 54g Polyunsaturated Fat: 42g Monounsaturated Fat: 85g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1177mg Sodium: 1035mg Potassium: 2507mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Vitamin A: 966IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 101mg Iron: 8mg

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