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Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

This Instant Pot honey mustard chicken is so simple to make with salad dressing and just one other ingredient. A dump and go dinner you can throw into your pressure cooker and have a healthy meal done in less than 20 minutes and for under $10 total. Served over rice it’s an easy chicken recipe.

instant pot honey mustard chicken

Have you ever tried Instant Pot pressure cooker honey mustard chicken? Just 4 ingredients with your meat and done. I love easy Instant Pot recipes and this one couldn’t be simpler for a weeknight dinner for your family. (affiliate links present) 

Honey Mustard Chicken Instant Pot

My family loves honey mustard anything so I thought I’d try it using chicken thighs last night for an easy 15 minute dinner and it is our new favorite meal!! You could slice an onion and add that in too.

The sauce thickened as it sat and didn’t take long to pressure cook. You can use your IP, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi machines to make this. As long as it has the high pressure function it would cook just the same, the brand doesn’t really matter.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Ninja Foodi Mustard Chicken

You could even shred the chicken right in the pot and make pressure cooker sliders too. We did with this electric pressure cooker mustard chicken a while back.

They were spicy topped with cole slaw and perfect little appetizers for any party. We went on an Instant Pot chicken recipes kick after that one.

We like this one on top of Instant Pot white rice. Simple and packed with protein with tons of flavor I tell you. It is my husbands favorite salad dressing so I thought, why not use it as a sort of marinade of sorts right?

instant pot boneless chicken thighs

Instant Pot honey mustard chicken

I prefer to use boneless skinless chicken thighs for this one. Bone in is a bit cheaper but these are easier for the kids to eat and have a lot of the fat already trimmed off. You are going to use the saute and pressure cook functions for this.

If you have a Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi the directions below remain the same and will come out just as good. You can jump to recipe to get started or let us show you step by step how this is done.

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Instant Pot boneless chicken thighs

Yes you could use breasts with this as well but medium size is best. Too thick and it won’t get cooked all the way thru to the center of them. I just think dark meat has so much more flavor to them, and are cheaper as well so it’s a win win.

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and set to saute.
  2. Add oil and sear each piece.
  3. Pour in chicken stock and deglaze your Instant Pot to avoid the dreaded burn notice
    1. Getting a non stick pot will eliminate that worry for the most part
  4. Mix together ingredients for your homemade honey mustard sauce, pour that in with thighs
  5. Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for a 10 minute cooking time
  6. Do a quick release, then add cornstarch if you want sauce thicker or use chicken broth to thin it out
  7. Serve!!
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Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

You can tweak the sauce of course if making the marinade yourself vs. using a bottled blend. I like that ability to make sweeter or tangier.

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. if you have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY suggest getting a non stick pot
  2. 3-4 lbs. chicken thighs – skinless, could use bone in or boneless
  3. Olive oil
  4. Dijon mustard is better than yellow mustard for a deeper flavor
  5. Honey
  6. Chicken stock or broth
  7. Cornstarch for thickening sauce if desired
  8. Salt and pepper to taste

It really is up to you whether you use chicken thighs or chicken breasts. I used the latter with honey mustard salad dressing too. That recipe is below the first recipe card in this post.

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Ninja Foodi Honey Mustard Chicken

Either way you want them medium sized, so it cooks faster and more evenly. You could also make Instant Pot honey mustard pork chops if you wanted I suppose using this method.

Once you remove the chicken and it it is done through you can thicken the sauce a bit, or leave it as is. Then serve it as you wish, ideas are:

  • Shred chicken and put it into small tortillas with some cole slaw inside too.
  • Serve it on top of rice or perfect quinoa.
  • Make it low carb and pair it with some vegetables, a few of our favorites are:
pressure cooker boneless chicken thighs

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If you want more chicken thigh recipes you’ve gotta’ try these Instant Pot teriyaki chicken thighs too which can be made mild too. The homemade teriyaki sauce is the bomb though.

But wait…we have another Instant Pot recipe using bone in chicken thighs you can try as well. Look here! It’s smothered in a cream cheese sauce that’s rich and creamy. Served over rice it is something you should try next.


How long will cooked chicken last in the fridge?

Typically 3 to four days is the rule of thumb if kept in a container with the air removed. It is easier for us to put individual portions in each baggie or container so it can be grabbed and reheated easily.

You can heat it in a pan on the stove, or in 30 second increments in the microwave if you wish. Cutting your thighs in half before reheating helps so the outsides don’t dry out by the time the insides are warm.

Can you freeze leftover cooked chicken?

Yes!! We usually don’t have leftovers with this one but you can store it inside airtight containers or freezer bags. It is safe to store it in the freezer for up to nine months too, 4 months is best though for the best flavor. Once it is defrosted you’ll need to reheat and eat it within 24 hours though to be safe.

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Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

This Instant Pot honey mustard chicken is so simple to make. Throw into your pressure cooker and have a healthy meal done in less than 20 minutes and for under $10 total. Served over rice it's an easy honey mustard chicken recipe.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, honey mustard, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 657kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Season both sides of thighs with salt and pepper. Set pressure cooker to saute function.
  • Add oil and when hot add 4 thighs to sear/brown on both sides. Remove when done and add 4 more until they are all done.
  • Pour 1/3 c of your broth/stock into your pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape cooked bits of chicken off bottom of the pot (deglazing)
  • In a bowl whisk together rest of broth and all other ingredients minus the cornstarch to make your honey mustard sauce.
  • Put all chicken back into the pot so they overlap the least amount possible, then pour sauce over the top.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release.
  • Remove chicken. For a thicker sauce set pot to saute. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch with a few tbsp of hot liquid from pot until smooth. Pour into pot and stir for 1-2 min so it thickens, then turn pot off and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 657 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 223mg74%
Sodium 469mg20%
Potassium 550mg16%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 192IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Does the time change if I use bone in thighs?


Tuesday 10th of September 2019

My roommate has trouble chewing and swallowing so many foods, especially meats. She does like honey mustard and this recipe uses chicken thighs instead of breasts which come out more moist. To the grocery store with me! I am making this for dinner tonight!De


Wednesday 13th of February 2019

this sounds so good. I wonder how it would be with pork chops.


Thursday 8th of November 2018

I love this recipe! So easy and delicious! I served mine with broccoli and rice.

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