Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

A tremendously delicious and amazing Asian cuisine to delight your taste buds and fulfill your cravings.

Serve it with Jasmine rice and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

If you want to diversify, check out the recipe for Orange chicken or Chicken and Broccoli.

Instant Pot Sesame Chicken
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken breast, Sesame Chicken, sesame seeds
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6
  • lb chicken breast skinless cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbps sesame seeds
  • Add the sesame oil in the instant pot and press “sauté”
  • Add half of the amount of chicken, stir and cook for 3 minutes until browned.
  • Take it out and saute the remaining half the same way. You can add more oil if necessary.
  • Take a bowl and add honey, soy sauce, red pepper and garlic, and mix it well.
  • Put all the chicken in the pot and then add the sauce. Cover the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • After cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and water and whisk.
  • Press “sauté” and add the cornstarch mixture into the Instant Pot. Let it cook for about 1 minute to get the required thickness.
  • Enjoy. Don't forget to sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

  1. It would be nice if you could include instructions for a stove top pressure cooker. Not all of us have an instant pot.



  2. Honestly, 4 minutes was way too much, came out well done, almost burned…..Im sure it would be just as good to stirfry like I normally do…pieces are small enough to cool up tender…..

  3. AMAZING!!! I am new to the instant pot and also on weight watchers, so choosing recipes can be tricky at times. I saw this and had to make it. I swear that it is one of the best oriental dishes I’ve ever made! I made the chicken in my 6 quart and I steamed broccoli, cauliflower, red peppers, and carrots in my 3 quart. Boiled a bag of basmati rice on the stove, and the three together were as good as anything I’ve had in a restaurant. A keeper recipe for sure! Thank you!

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