Instant Pot Honey and Garlic Chicken


This pressure cooker honey garlic chicken takes just 15 minutes to cook and comes out moist and full of flavor!

Sweet and spicy chicken with is delicious sauce, which make a complete meal serve on a bed of rice. A great healthy pressure cooker dinner, that the whole family can enjoy.

If you are into chicken, you really should check these air fryer chicken nuggets from my friend at Carmy.


Honey Garlic Chicken
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. honeys
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2- cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Combine the soy sauce, ketchup, honey and garlic powder.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add 1-2 Tablespoons canola oil to the bottom of the pot.
  • Cook until about 4-5 minutes on each sides , then turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Add the honey garlic sauce.
  • Place the lid, select "manual" and increase time to 12 minutes.
  • Quick release. Remove lid. Press sauté.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Stir into the honey garlic chicken mixture to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve with rice and sesame seeds if desired

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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Honey and Garlic Chicken

    1. Since tenders are smaller than full chicken breasts, you could reduce the cooking time. Cook only about 3 minutes on each side, and set the Instant Pot to 8 minutes, that should do it!

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