This delicious Asian Sesame Instant Pot Chicken recipe is made in the pressure cooker for only 5 minutes. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner idea.
Asian Sesame Instant Pot Chicken
Ever since I bought my instant pot, my life has changed. I can now literally whip up protein-rich dinners in minutes. I can eat tender beans without having them soak overnight, and when the oven is busy, it bakes some pretty mean cakes too.
This Asian Sesame Instant Pot Chicken will become your go-to weeknight meal because it takes minutes to make and all you need to serve it with is some white rice and a nice green salad. No browning before, no 1000 pans to clean, just one pot and that’s it.
The thick sweet and sour ginger sauce is what makes this chicken dish a winner. That’s the great thing about using Asian ingredients. Combine a few liquids and in seconds you achieve complex flavors.
If you’re not serving this to kids, add a few spoonfuls of Sriracha. The kick of spice would take the chicken to the next level. Also, if you’re not a fan or rice, some sesame noodles would go great with this chicken.
I don’t what it is, but serving dinner inside bowls makes them super comforting. A bowl of rice, chicken and chopsticks. What kid doesn’t love that? My girls have rigged ones with an elastic band on top.
Ever since school started, my life has been crazy with common core math, long homework assignments, and shlepping the kids to their after-school activities 4 days a week. Aside from work and home, who was time to come home and whip up a whole meal in minutes?
My pressure cooker is a life saver. I can’t say enough nice things about it. It even makes risotto super easy and quickly. What can I say? I’m sold.
I hope you can try this delicious Asian Sesame Instant Pot Chicken at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- For Sauce:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 Teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon minced ginger
- For Chicken
- 2 large chicken breasts diced
- To thicken sauce
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons water
combine all ingredients together in a bowl
Place chicken inside pressure cooker
Pour sauce over chicken
Mix to combine
Pressure cook for 5 minutes
Release the pressure and press the saute button
To thicken sauce
In a small bowl mix water and cornstarch together
Add to the chicken
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens
Remove from pot and serve
OPTIONAL: Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds
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