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Chicken Teriyaki Instant Pot
Chicken Teriyaki - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Easy, Tasty Chicken Teriyaki with fresh flavors from ginger and subtle sweetness from honey.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 487 kcal
Author: Archana
Teriyaki sauce:
  • 3 tablespoon sweet rice wine mirin
  • 3 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 cup short grain rice we love sushi rice
  • 1 cup water
Other Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper optional
  • 3 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup green scallions chopped
  1. Mix all the ingredients for Teriyaki sauce and set aside.
  2. Mix corn starch in 1/4 cup of water and set aside.

  3. Add rice and water in a stainless steel or pyrex bowl and set aside. You can add salt but we skip it with all the soy sauce. 

  4. Set the Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Add 1 tablespoon oil and add chicken thighs. Brown the chicken for a minute (another optional step). Add the teriyaki sauce and black pepper.

  5. Place a tall trivet over the chicken in the Instant Pot insert. Place the rice bowl over the trivet.

  6. Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual /Pressure Cook(Hi) for 6 minutes followed by 10 minute natural pressure release.

  7. Open the Instant Pot. Carefully take out the rice bowl and the trivet. Stir in corn starch mixed in water and set the Instant Pot to saute(more) mode.
  8. Cook for 5 minutes as the sauce thickens. Turn the Instant Pot off. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Enjoy hot with steamed rice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can also do a full natural pressure release for this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Teriyaki - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 608mg 25%
Potassium 632mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 23.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.