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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Need a meal guaranteed to make the kids go nuts without breaking the bank? Try this better-than-takeout Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken that takes less than 10 minutes of prep time!

teriyaki chicken on a gray plateMaking healthy and delicious Asian-inspired food at home doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.  Cooking Teriyaki Chicken in your Instant Pot takes less than an hour from prep to plate.  Plus, you can control what goes in it!  No more wondering if the restaurant prepared your take-out the way you requested.

My Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken has less than 10 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry already. Prep time for this dish is almost non-existent.  It’s also a good recipe to let your Littles have fun with.  The measurements are simple, so you could let them try their hand at all of those life skills they need to master. 
 
Making your own teriyaki sauce is so easy!  There’s no need to buy the bottled stuff.  If someone in your family watches their salt intake, you can use a low sodium soy sauce.  Do you feed someone who struggles with gluten intolerance?  Arrowroot can easily be substituted for cornstarch… just be sure to follow the conversions on the recipe.  And be sure to use tamari instead of regular soy sauce.
 
You can add all kinds of extra veggies to Teriyaki Chicken and adjust them to fit your family’s needs and tastes.   Why not give bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and / or broccoli a try?
ingredients for teriyaki chicken in an instant pot

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Teriyaki Chicken In An Instant Pot…

  • chicken breast meat
  • carrots
  • soy sauce (or tamari)
  • honey
  • chicken broth
  • rice vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • cornstarch

**Low sodium soy sauce can be substituted for those who are monitoring their salt intake.

**Substitute 3 tablespoons arrowroot for the cornstarch and tamari for the soy sauce to make this gluten-free.

If you’re concerned about your sugar intake, check your honey. The honey you find on the shelf at the grocery store has been filtered and may contain other sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup.  Raw honey contains JUST honey, straight from the beehive.  

teriyaki chicken in an instant pot

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken In An Instant Pot…

  1. Add chicken and carrots to Instant Pot
  2. Whisk together all remaining ingredients except for cornstarch
  3. Pour sauce over chicken
  4. Cover, seal, and set to high pressure for 10 minutes
  5. Remove chicken and shred
  6. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth, then whisk into sauce
  7. Return shredded chicken to pot, turn pot to saute and let simmer 5 minutes until sauce thickens

Pro Tips:

You can use frozen chicken but you will need to increase cook time to 15 minutes.
 
If chicken does not shred easily, it is not cooked through well enough.
 
If your chicken breasts are larger than average, they may require additional cooking time.  
 
Tastes great served with rice, cauliflower rice, or steamed veggies.
 
Presentation is everything!  Top your Teriyaki Chicken with green onions and / or sesame seeds.

teriyaki chicken on a gray plate

teriyaki chicken on a gray plate with a fork

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

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Need a meal guaranteed to make the kids go nuts without breaking the bank? Try this better than takeout Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken that takes less than 10 minutes of prep time!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Pressurize:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add chicken and carrots to Instant Pot
  • Whisk together all remaining ingredients except for cornstarch
  • Pour sauce over chicken
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 10 minutes
  • Remove and shred chicken
  • Whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth, then whisk into sauce
  • Return shredded chicken turn pot to sauté and let simmer for 5 minutes until sauce thickens

Notes

  • Low-sodium soy sauce can be used
  • Substitute 3 tablespoons arrowroot for cornstarch and tamari for soy sauce to make gluten-free
  • Raw honey can be used

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1816IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 211kcal

 

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