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Chicken Teriyaki Instant Pot
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Chicken Teriyaki - Instant Pot

Easy, Tasty Chicken Teriyaki with fresh flavors from ginger and subtle sweetness from honey.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 485kcal


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


Other Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper optional
  • 3 teaspoon corn starch
  • ¼ cup water


  • ½ teaspoon brown sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup green scallions chopped


  • Mix all the ingredients for Teriyaki sauce and set aside. Mix corn starch in ¼ cup of water and set aside.
  • Optional Step if you want to make Pot in Pot Rice - Add rice and water in a stainless steel bowl and set aside.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat oil. Place the chicken and brown the chicken for a minute. Flip the chicken over and turn the sauté mode off. (Note: Browning the chicken is an optional step and you can skip it). Pour over the teriyaki sauce and black pepper. Do not mix.
  • If making Pot in Pot Rice - Place a tall trivet over the chicken in the Instant Pot insert. Place the rice bowl over the trivet.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Pressure Cook (HI) for 6 minutes followed by 10-minute natural pressure release.
  • 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 mode.
  • Cook for 5 minutes as the sauce thickens. Turn the Instant Pot off. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Enjoy hot with steamed rice.



  1. You can also do a full natural pressure release for this recipe
  2. Chicken Thighs can be substituted with chicken breasts with the same cook time


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg
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