instant pot teriyaki chicken
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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: 95kcal
Author: The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 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 tbsp cornstarch optional
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce optional
  • homemade teriyaki sauce ingredients use above, or these below - one or the other for your sauce
  • 1/2 c chicken broth
  • 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1/4 c hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced

Instructions

  • 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 making homemade teriyaki, whisk all ingredients in a bowl and pour in now.
  • Stir so all chicken pieces are mostly covered with liquid.- do not use thick teriyaki sauces as those will burn
  • Put lid on, close pressure valve, and set to pressure high for 3 minutes. (if adding 3 large chicken breasts set to 4 minutes, 4 large chicken breasts diced up set to 5 minutes - keep in mind if you add double the chicken, add double the teriyaki sauce so they're mostly covered)
  • Chicken will absorb yummy teriyaki sauce in just 3 minutes. 
  • When it beeps allow it to sit for 1 minute to avoid splatter, then 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 3 tbsp. of your hot liquid in a small bowl with about 1 tbsp. cornstarch and whisk together until smooth, then add back into the mix and stir. 
  • Allow to bubble so the sauce thickens a bit. Add chicken back in. Serve over rice!

Nutrition

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