This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is a sweet and spicy dish that comes together in just 20 minutes and has the same great taste and texture as your favorite Chinese take-out.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Author: Garnish and Glaze
2poundschicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
salt & pepper
2green onions, chopped
For the Sauce:
1 1/2teaspoonsriracha sauce
Mix honey, soy sauce, sriracha, and garlic together. Set aside.
Place chicken in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and toss until evenly coated.
Instant Pot Method:
Heat oil in the Instant Pot, selecting the saute function and allow to heat up. Add half the chicken once oil shimmers and let cook 2-3 minutes before flipping. Cook another 2 minutes. No need to cook all the way through. Once browned, remove to a plate and cook remaining chicken.
If bits have stuck to the bottom of the Instant Pot, pour in 1/4 cup water and deglaze the bottom of the pan by scraping it with a wooden spoon. Turn off the saute function. Add the chicken back to the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour the honey sauce on top. Cover with lid, set knob to seal, and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes followed by a quick release. Remove lid when safe to open.
Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds and serve over rice.
Slow Cooker Method:
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 minutes. No need to cook all the way through.
Place the chicken and sauce in in the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours. If you want to add veggies like peppers you can throw them in halfway through. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.
Place all the sauce ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water and cook until thickened.
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on all sides, cooking the chicken all the way through. Add the thickened sauce and mix until coated.
Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.