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.
Have you ever tried Instant Pot honey mustard chicken? Just 4 ingredients with your meat and done. I love easy Instant Pot recipes and this one couldn’t be simpler! (originally published 9/19, affiliate links present)
My family loves honey mustard anything so I thought I’d try it using chicken thighs last night for dinner and it is our new favorite meal!! You could slice an onion and add that in too.
This is what our Instant Pot honey mustard chicken came out like.
The sauce thickened as it sat and didn’t take long to pressure cook.
You could even shred the chicken right in the pot and make pressure cooker sliders too. We did with this electric pressure cooker 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.
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.
Here are the basic steps to follow for Instant Pot boneless chicken thighs with a mustard sauce:
- Season chicken with salt and pepper and set to saute.
- Add oil and sear each piece.
- Pour in chicken stock and deglaze your Instant Pot to avoid the dreaded burn notice
- Getting a non stick pot will eliminate that worry for the most part
- Mix together ingredients for your homemade honey mustard sauce, pour that in with thighs
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for a 10 minute cooking time
- Do a quick release, then add cornstarch if you want sauce thicker
This is all you need to make this easy Instant Pot honey mustard chicken
- Pressure cooker
- if you have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY suggest getting a non stick pot
- 3-4 lbs. chicken thighs – skinless, could use bone in or boneless
- Olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- Chicken stock or broth
- Cornstarch for thickening sauce if desired
- 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.
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 quinoa.
- Make it low carb and pair it with some vegetables, a few of our favorites are:
If you want more chicken thigh recipes you’ve gotta’ try these spicy teriyaki Instant Pot chicken thighs too which can be made mild too. The homemade teriyaki sauce is the bomb though.
- Instant Pot apricot chicken – which uses salad dressing too
- Cheap Instant Pot salsa chicken – just 3 ingredients
- Super easy Instant Pot teriyaki chicken is a healthy meal my kids absolutely love.
- One of our most popular meals is this Instant Pot sesame chicken dish
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
- 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.