Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken


This pressure cooker honey garlic chicken takes just 22 minutes to cook and still it has a rich taste and an amazing sauce!

Serve it with brown rice and steamed broccoli for a complete and healthy meal.

If you don’t have chicken broth, you can use 1/3 cup of water instead. Just taste the sauce before.

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

If you like honey, check out this Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken recipe.

How to serve

You can serve this Instant Pot honey garlic chicken recipe with anything you like. Some examples:

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and add canola oil.
  • Saute chicken on both sides until brown.
  • In a bowl, mix chicken broth, soy sauce, ketchup, honey and garlic powder.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Combine cornstarch and water and stir in to the Instant Pot.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 495kcal Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 51g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 145mg Sodium: 1550mg Potassium: 982mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 21g Vitamin A: 146IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 22mg Iron: 2mg


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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Honey 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!

  1. Can you add mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower, onions, and broccoli? If so will I need to add more time or will it cook in same time?

    1. Sure, sounds delicious! In 12 minutes, the broccoli and cauliflower may be a bit overcooked and mushy, but the carrots, mushrooms, and onions will taste delicious. If you don’t mind very soft broccoli and cauliflower that’s great too, or you can cook it separately and add in later.

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