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4.75 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

This easy 3 ingredient Instant Pot teriyaki chicken recipe takes just 3 minutes to cook and is so tender and flavorful! Really healthy pressure cooker recipe that's inexpensive and our whole family loves atop a bowl of rice.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken noodle soup, healthy, instant pot, pressure cooker, teriyaki
Servings: 4
Calories: 95
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 jar Teriyaki sauce Soy Very Very Teriyaki sauce 15 oz.
  • 2 -3 chicken breasts boneless skinless, cubed into bite size pcs.
  • 1 c pineapple chunk, optional
  • 1 1/2 c rice uncooked, cook as usual, serve chicken on top
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch optional
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce optional


  • Cube chicken and add into Instant Pot or pressure cooker
  • Pour teriyaki sauce (3/4 of jar or enough to cover cubed pcs. of chicken), pineapple chunks, and soy sauce if you choose to add it into your Instant Pot. 
  • Stir so all chicken pieces are mostly covered with liquid. (usually about 1 1/2 c. sauce or enough to cover chicken, watch video to see- do not use thick teriyaki sauces as those will burn)
  • Put lid on IP, close pressure valve, and set to manual low pressure for 3 minutes. (if adding 3 chicken breasts set to 4 minutes, 4 chicken breasts diced up set to 5 minutes)
  • Chicken will absorb yummy teriyaki sauce in just 3 minutes. 
  • When it beeps do a quick release on your steam valve and carefully lift the lid and make sure chicken is not pink (if cut into bite size cubes 3 minutes should be perfect). 
  • If you want the sauce to be a bit thicker remove your chicken, set pot to saute,  and put about 4 tbsp. cold water in a small bowl with about 1 tbsp. cornstarch and whisk together until smooth (add more water if needed), then add back into the mix and stir. 
  • Allow to bubble so the sauce thickens a bit. Serve over rice!


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg