Instant Pot Sesame Chicken
Instant Pot sesame chicken takes less than 15 minutes to make in your pressure cooker now! A sweet and sticky sauce with tender chicken over rice is a fave.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
- 1 onion diced
- 2-3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, diced into bite size pcs.
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 c soy sauce
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 3 tbsp garlic minced
- 5 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 green onion diced, more for topping if desired
- 2 tbsp sesame oil can use olive oil
- 3 tbsp ginger I use minced, jarred
- 4 tbsp cornstarch + 4 tbsp cold water
Add your diced onions, sesame oil, diced raw chicken breasts, 1.5 tbsp minced garlic and 1.5 tbsp minced ginger into your pot. Set to saute.
Mix all ingredients together so chicken pcs. are coated, cook until pink on outside of chicken pcs. is gone.
Turn Instant Pot off.
Whisk together remaining ingredients except cornstarch, and only use 1 tbsp of your sesame seeds, pour into your pot. Stir so all chicken pieces are nicely coated.
Close lid and steam valve and set to pressure high for 3 minutes.
Do a quick release, lift lid and set to saute again if you want the sauce to be thicker.
In a small bowl whisk together your cornstarch and cold water well so there are no lumps, add this into your IP once it begins to bubble on the saute setting.
Stir for 1-2 minutes until sauce begins to thicken, then turn pot off and unplug so it doesn't continue to cook.
Serve on top of rice sprinkled with your remaining tbsp of sesame seeds and add some diced green onions if desired.
Serving: 3oz | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1532mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 6.3% | Calcium: 6.3% | Iron: 10.1%