Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple
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Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken - #instant-pot #hawaiian #chicken #recipe #eatwell101 - Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken is umami sweet with a spicy twist. Served on top of rice, it’s one of our favorite pressure cooker chicken dinners!

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Recipe – One of our favorite weeknight dinners! Chicken cubes are quickly marinated in a spicy-savory-sweet marinade, then smothered in the Instant Pot for less than 10 minutes. A sweet and savory Hawaiian chicken recipe in the pressure cooker that tastes better than takeout. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

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Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken recipe

This Hawaiian chicken in Instant Pot is tender and juicy and you can make it in less than 30 minutes from scratch. We used white rice for the pictures, but you could serve it with brown rice, rice noodles, pasta, couscous, cauliflower rice, or steamed veggies. This Instant Pot chicken recipe makes enough to feed 4 people, and is the perfect combination of sweet and sour chicken. Chicken only takes 8 minutes to cook on high pressure, so it takes about 15 minutes in total – including the time necessary to reach pressure. If you like a kick of spice to your Hawaiian chicken, add more Sriracha or a pinch of red pepper flakes. So much flavor!

What is Hawaiian Chicken?

Hawaiian Chicken is a Hawaiian-inspired dish that’s sweet and savory chicken paired with a homemade sauce made with pineapple, soy sauce, sesame oil, ketchup, mustard, and more. Here we cook chicken in the pressure cooker for maximum flavor.

How to make Hawaiian chicken in the Instant pot

The method to make Hawaiian chicken in the pressure cooker is very simple. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, and marinate chicken bites for 10 minutes or more. Add chicken and marinade to the Instant Pot and cook on pressure cook mode for 8 minutes. Done!

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1. To make the Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken: In a bowl, add pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar, grated ginger, grated garlic, mustard, ketchup, sugar, sesame oil, sriracha, salt, and black pepper. Whisk well until sugar is dissolved.

2. Arrange diced chicken breasts on a large shallow plate or bowl and drizzle half the marinade over. Let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes on the counter.

3. Place chicken and marinade in the Instant Pot and throw in pineapple chunks. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn the vent to seal. Press “pressure cook” and set the timer to 8 minutes. Once cooking time is over, do a quick release.

4. Serve the Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken straight from the instant pot on top of white rice, brown rice, rice noodles, pasta, couscous, or cauliflower rice. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and garnish it with parsley. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken recipe

  • Use boneless skinless chicken breasts for the leanest cut, but this chicken recipe works well with boneless, skinless chicken thighs too.
  • If the sauce is too runny after cooking the chicken in the Instant Pot, remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set the Instant Pot in sauté mode. Reheat the sauce until thickened to your liking.
  • Throw your leftover Hawaiian chicken in your salads, or meal prep!

What to serve with the Hawaiian chicken?

You can serve Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken over rice as we did in the pictures, but feel free to bring in your own sides! Rice noodles, pasta, bulgur, couscous, zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or even salad are all wonderful with this Instant Pot chicken recipe.

How to keep the Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken leftovers?

You can keep Hawaiian chicken leftovers for up to 3 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat in a saucepan or microwave with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce. 

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