Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki - #instantpot #chicken #recipe #eatwell101 #teriyaki - This Instant Pot Chicken Recipe will please even the pickiest eaters.

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken – An effortless Teriyaki Chicken recipe made into the Instant Pot. You get a restaurant-style chicken dinner with just a handful of ingredients. With minimum prep and cooking time, this must-have weeknight meal will please even the pickiest eaters. We are 100% sure you’ll want to add this Teriyaki  Chicken Recipe to your meal rotation. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

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1. To make the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki recipe: Combine 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne (if using), salt and pepper in a large shallow plate or salad bowl and coat the chicken cubes in the spice mixture. Allow to marinate for a couple of minutes while heating the Instant Pot.

2. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Place diced chicken in the Instant Pot and quickly brown on all sides.

3. In the meantime, whisk together soy sauce, water, honey, fresh minced garlic, remaining garlic powder, rice vinegar, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken the chicken pieces and give a quick stir.

4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn the vent to seal. Press “pressure cook” and set the timer to 5 minutes. Once cooking time is over, do a quick release.

5. Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken and transfer to a large plate or bowl. Set the Instant Pot to the “saute” setting.

6. Once the cooking liquid comes to a simmer, stir together corn starch and water and whisk into the sauce until thickened.

7. Turn off the Instant Pot, transfer cooked chicken back to the pressure cooker and stir well to coat in the sauce, and reheat quickly.

8. Garnish the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki with chopped spring onions and serve over steamed rice or cauliflower rice. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Honestly, there isn’t anything easier than cooking chicken in the Instant Pot! One of the best things about this Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe is that instead of reducing the homemade teriyaki sauce on the stove, you make it right in the Instant Pot.

  • For a low-carb version, serve the Instant Pot Teriyaki chicken over cauliflower rice or even broccoli rice.

How to serve the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

You can serve the Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken with rice. Use brown rice for a higher fiber and protein content. Cauliflower rice or broccoli rice is also an excellent low-carb option.

Can we use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in this Instant Pot recipe. Keep in mind that chicken thighs will render more fat.

Can we use frozen chicken in the Instant Pot?

Yes, just skip the first steps of browning the chicken bites. Pour the sauce directly and cook for 10 minutes instead of 5. Most Instant Pot chicken recipes are ok for using frozen chicken.

How and how long to store the Instant Pot chicken leftovers

Store any Teriyaki chicken leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator to thaw. Reheat slowly in the microwave or on the stovetop, with a splash of water to thin the mixture a little.

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  • Heather

    2024-01-11 07:45:21

    Winner! My pickiest eater had seconds & requested it go into rotation! made some tweaks: left off cayenne & reduced red pepper flakes so my teens would eat it. perfect amount of heat! Ran out of soy so only had a 1/2 cup & used last of amino acids about 1/4 cup was perfect! Did slightly reduce the rice vinegar amount as mine is toasted sesame variety and a lot of flavor. Served over jasmine rice w/ steamed broccoli. Delicious hot dinner on a cold night in less than an hour! Thank you!

  • Amanda

    2022-07-06 20:21:25

    It was delicious! The only thing I would say is do half the amount of pepper, it overpowers every other flavor in the recipe

  • Brent

    2022-02-15 20:40:20

    I personally thought it had too much vinegar taste and would cut it to at least half.

  • Ellen

    2021-10-24 19:12:05

    This was so easy & so good!

  • Chris

    2021-09-06 12:21:03

    Perfect. Followed the recipe, and what I got was a perfectly sweet (not too sweet) juicy chicken that about 5 seconds after each bite I got just enough heat to make me want more until I couldn’t stop. Best instant pot recipe I’ve made to date.

  • Saria

    2021-08-24 21:07:33

    I made this and followed recipe exactly. I found it rather salty and too much vinegar. I would probably cut back soy sauce and vinegar. Wasn’t horrible though- I put it over rice and broccoli. I might adjust recipe and try it again.

  • Lisa

    2021-07-26 15:39:25

    My whole family loved this! Thanks for a quick and easy recipe on a busy night! Lisa

  • Mike

    2021-06-06 22:00:24

    I just made this for my family tonight. It was delicious. I will be making it again.

  • Samara

    2021-05-23 00:41:33

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for posting this recipe! We've been struggling with feeding our 20 month old meat, but she gobbled this down!

  • Mary

    2021-05-17 13:01:07

    DELICIOUS! I cut back on the soy sauce and cayenne, but thoroughly enjoyed the dish!

  • Liz

    2021-05-01 21:44:51

    I have a question... do we really use a whole cup of soy sauce? I used liquid aminos and it was way too salty.

  • Nancy Russell

    2021-03-26 20:36:50

    Good. One concern. I’m a new instapot user and was not sure as to how to reheat quickly (step no. 7) in an instapot.

  • Dana

    2021-02-10 19:55:18

    I had planned on making something else for dinner tonight, but was missing an ingredient so I did a search for a chicken instant pot recipe and found this one. I had all the ingredients. Normally I am not the biggest fan of Teryiaki, but this was delicious. The bonus is that both my kids loved it, as well as my husband. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I’m glad honey is called for rather than sugar.

  • Pam

    2021-02-05 21:26:05

    Made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it. It’s quick and simple recipe. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Samantha

    2021-02-01 19:53:22

    Absolutely delicious! My husband loves it and both of my older kids ate it without a fight and one is super picky! Win!!

  • Hanna

    2021-01-24 16:55:45

    Absolutely delicious my boyfriend is extremely picky and he loves it!!

  • Doris

    2021-01-04 19:29:33

    I follows the recipe exactly as it said and it came out perfectly and i would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a basic but great teriyaki recipe and I will definitely be making this one again in the future

  • Kristina

    2020-12-29 21:28:38

    The recipe was delicious, and my family described it as the "Leann Chin's cashew chicken without the cashews"! However, I wanted to point out the cook time for this recipe. While 10 minutes of prep time is a little ambitious, what was more off was the cook time. I am a new Instant Pot user, but even so, the recipe doesn't account for the "pre-heat" time the pot requires every time you turn it to a new setting. What says is 10 minutes of cook time actually took close to an hour. I also added an extra tablespoon of cornstarch to make the sauce a little thicker. All in all a great recipe, just be prepared for it to take a lot closer to an hour of cook time!

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