Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

This Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is a delightful main course dish with amazing taste.

Chicken glazed with honey gives amazing combo of something salty and sweet.

Tender & delicious bite-size chunks of chicken coated in a sweet, sticky sauce.

Just like the classic Instant Pot Sesame Chicken, this Asian carry-out favorite a quick, easy-to-make meal makes the whole family love it.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes of course, place the ingredients in the freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.

Whenever you are ready to use, just put all the ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add ½ cup of water in with the frozen food to cook.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe Video

How to serve?

This Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken works the best with plain rice.

Can I cook rice in the Instant Pot as well?


  1. Rinse and drain 2 cups of rice.
  2. Add it into your Instant Pot.
  3. Add 2 cups of water.
  4. Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to sealing.
  5. Press the manual \ pressure cook button and set timer for 4 minutes.
  6. Wait for a natural release for 10 minutes.
  7. Do a quick release.
  8. You have a perfect rice!

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

For detailed instructions, check out these recipes:

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot Rice A Roni

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

How to make Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

First of all, gather the ingredients.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Add the chicken pieces to a bowl and season with salt & pepper.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Now take your Instant Pot and add some vegetable oil & seasoned chicken with previously chopped onion and garlic.

Set the pot to saute.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Keep stirring occasionally then add soy sauce into it.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Now add some ketchup.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Add some red pepper flakes to add up some spice into your recipe.

Set the pot to High Pressure for 3 minutes & close the lid.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Do a Quick Release afterward.

Now some honey to add a touch of sweetness.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Add some sesame oil.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Take some water and mix cornstarch into it to add in the recipe to make the sauce a bit thick.

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Dish out, season some sesame seeds on the top, & enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Tender and juicy chicken cooked in delicious sweet and sour flavors!
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breasts, Honey Sesame Chicken, sesame seeds
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 lb chicken breasts diced
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for serving


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Select saute and add vegetable oil.
  • Add onion, garlic and chicken and saute for 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Add ketchup, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Add honey, and sesame oil in the pot and mix well.
  • Mix cornstarch with water, add the mixture to the Instant Pot and stir well for 2 minutes.
  • Serve and sprinkle sesame seeds on top and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 280kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 34g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 1349mg Potassium: 658mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Vitamin A: 122IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 18mg Iron: 1mg


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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

    1. Sorry about that. The onion should be sauted with the oil, garlic, and chicken. And then the dish is garnished at the end with 2 green onions. I will adjust the recipe.

  1. You instruct to add honey and sesame oil after the chicken is cooked. It’s not listed in the ingredients. Can you tell me how much to add? It sure looks delicious!

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