instant pot spicy teriyaki chicken thighs
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Instant Pot Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

These are some of the most incredible Instant Pot spicy teriyaki chicken thighs I've ever made in my pressure cooker! Moist chicken with a thick sweet and spicy homemade teriyaki sauce you and your kids will love. Healthy dinner loaded with lots of flavor and made in less than 15 minutes! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken, instant pot, pressure cooker, spicy, teriyaki, thighs
Servings: 5
Calories: 421kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Remove skin from chicken thighs.
  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute, low.
  • Pour a few tbsp of olive oil in and set your chicken thighs inside.
  • Cook just so outside of thighs are cooked/lightly browned. Turn pot off and remove meat so you can deglaze the pot with a bit of your broth (scrape bottom to get stuck on meat off)
  • Add your chicken back in the pot, then add diced (or large pcs) of onion.
  • In a bowl whisk together all other ingredients, (but only use 1 tbsp of cornstarch right now).  Remaining 4 tbsp of cornstarch will be used at the end once the chicken is done to thicken sauce.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and onions in your Instant Pot.
  • Put lid on Instant Pot, close steam valve and set to manual, pressure, high, for 14 minutes.
  • When done move steam valve just slightly so steam comes out slowly, then lift lid carefully.
  • Remove chicken, set Instant Pot to saute, and in a little bowl whisk 4 tbsp of cornstarch with some of the hot liquid in your pot. Pour this into your pot when that liquid is bubbling.
  • Allow to bubble for 2-3 minutes so it can thicken.
  • Turn off, sauce will thicken as it sits too. Put chicken back into liquid to coat outside.
  • Serve over rice with a drizzle of more spicy teriyaki sauce and diced chives if desired on top.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1919mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.8mg