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This instant pot Asian recipe for ginger garlic drumsticks is out of this world! Enjoy tender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce that's ready in no time.

Instant Pot Ginger Garlic Drumsticks

This instant pot Asian recipe for ginger garlic drumsticks is out of this world! Enjoy tender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce that's ready in no time. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword instant pot asian recipes, instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken legs, instant pot drumsticks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 262 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks skin on
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the sauce ingredients: water, soy, honey, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and onion until combined

  2. Pour sauce in the instant pot

  3. Add chicken drumsticks and push them down so they are submerged in the sauce (they don't have to be completely covered in the sauce)

  4. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes (MANUAL 10 MINUTES)

  5. Let the drumsticks cool for 5 minutes before releasing the steam (Natural Pressure Release 5 min NPR)

  6. Release the steam and hit the saute button so the sauce boils and starts reducing 

  7. Remove the drumsticks and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

  8. Broil the chicken drumsticks for 2 minutes on each side (or more if you'd like). Meanwhile, leave the sauce on the instant pot so it keeps reducing 

  9. Remove from the oven and place the chicken drumsticks on a platter. Pour sauce over and serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ginger Garlic Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (2 drumsticks)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1741mg76%
Potassium 334mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.