Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken with a delicious Sweet and Savoury Sauce takes only 15 minutes to make. This Instant pot Chicken is perfectly moist and tender.
Today I am going to share another easy, quick and super delicious Instant Pot Chicken Recipe. This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken has most incredible Garlicky, Sweet and Savoury sauce. The Pressure Cooker Chicken is super juicy and tender. I have also included instructions to cook on the Stovetop, in case you don't own an Instant Pot.
The chicken cooks up tender and juicy with a delicious Asian inspired honey garlic sauce. I served this Honey Garlic Chicken with rice and broccoli.
This is going to be my third Instant Pot recipe in a row. I am not to be blamed, because this electric Pressure cooker is super cool. It has made my life so easy. I want to cook just everything and anything in it. 3 more Instant Pot recipes are in the queue but after this, I am going to gives you guys a break.
I have made GARLIC HERB CHICKEN AND RICE so many times and it comes perfect every single time. I have been getting amazing feedback from my readers who have tried this Instant Pot recipe. So, if you haven't given this Instant Pot rice a try, you are definitely missing something. Before we get into the details of making this Instant Pot Chicken in Honey Garlic Sauce, let's talk about cooking Chicken breast in an Instant Pot. Chicken breast is a tricky thing to cook, I am sure you would agree. But if cooked the right, Chicken breast can be as tender and Juicy as Chicken thighs.
If you are looking for tips and tricks to cooking Chicken breast on the stovetop, Check out this GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH BUTTERMILK MARINADE. For Instant Pot Chicken Breast below are few tips to get perfectly cooked Chicken Breast.
Tips For Cooking Chicken In Instant Pot
Cooking Chicken Breast in an Instant Pot is a really easy and foolproof way to get juicy Chicken Breast every Single time. The time needed for cooking Chicken in a pressure cooker depends on its thickness. It takes usually 7 mins to cook a medium-sized Chicken breast, weighing each around 180- 200gms. After high pressure cooking for 7 mins, 8 minutes of natural pressure release followed by a quick release.
For larger Chicken breast increase the time to 8 minutes with 10 minutes of natural pressure release followed by a quick release.
Instant Pot Chicken Breast In Honey Garlic Sauce
Making Honey Garlic Chicken in an Instant Pot is easy and it is one pot. You need the only a handful of ingredients to make this. You would need
Salt and pepper.
It is as simple as adding all the ingredients to one pot and your dinner is ready. Shredded Chicken breast and adding back to the Honey Garlic sauce makes it even more delicious. Each chunk of chicken breast coated thick honey garlic sauce just melts in the mouth. You can certainly go with whole chicken breast, but I would insist on shredding the chicken.
The sauce has a just-right balance of sweet and savoury, with a garlicky flavour.
Can I Use Frozen Chicken Breast?
Of course, you can use Frozen Chicken breast. Increase high-pressure cooking time to 10 minutes and then a natural pressure release of 8 minutes, followed by a quick release.
Cooking frozen chicken breast releases more liquid than the fresh chicken breast when cooked. So skip adding the stock to avoid runny sauce.
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
- 4 Boneless Chicken Breast (roughly 500-600gms in total)(ref note 1)
- ¼ cup Chicken Stock
- ⅓ cup Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Garlic Minced
- 1 tspn Ginger
- ½ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- ¼ cup Water
- 2 tbsp Cornstarch
- Place boneless chicken breast to the inner pot of Instant Pot.
- Pour in all the above ingredients except cornstarch and water.
- Set Instant Pot to Manual Mode and 7 minutes. Once the pressure builds up, the countdown will start.
- When the time is off, let the pressure release for 8 minutes. Then do a quick release.
- When the pressure is completely released, remove the Cooked chicken breast and place covered.
- Set Instant pot to saute mode, make the slurry by mixing water and cornstarch. Add slowly to the Pot.
- Let it cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency.
- While the sauce is being cooked, Shred Chicken using forks.
- Once the sauce is cooked, switch off the instant pot. Add back the chicken and mix well.
- Serve on top of rice along with broccoli or green beans.
- If the Chicken breasts are too large, use 3 instead.
Question- I’m making this tonight. I am really picky about chicken. Have I go ahead and cube up chicken first then add to pot? Instead of cooking chicken as a whole breast? Thoughts?
I'm making this next week (planning my menu now), but I am not clear on how much soy. It says &frac13. Is that 1/3 c.? Thanks
yes. it is 1/3 cup
yes, it is 1/3 cup.
Stacy D. says
This was delicious! The whole family really enjoyed it.
Can this recipe be made with thighs instead of breasts?
Yes, It can be made with thighs. YOu will have to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Kayla Jean says
A SUPER big hit in my household!! My 15mo couldn't shovel it in fast enough haha Thank you for sharing this! 🙂
How long do you sauté for?
The time to saute depends on the consistency of the sauce you would like to arrive at. For me, it was around 5 mins or so. The more time you leave it, you will get a condensed sauce.
This was so so good tonight! Cooked perfectly in the instant pot. Chicken was tender hubby loved it!
Recipe was a hit! My college “kids” loved it, thank you!
Glad to know your family loved it. So did mine and they have asked me to make this often 🙂
Just made this recipe. It was delicious and super simple. Everyone from 4-65 agreed it was great. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Ruby Adams says
I don’t see where it says to add the honey and other ingredients for the sauce. All it says is to make the slurry of water and cornstarch and then sauté. I’m going to wing it Ig guess.
Made this tonight and it was delish! I have an 8 qt pot and cooked 6 frozen breasts so I did add some broth but next time I’m going to try without. My sauce was a little thin but in the end nobody cared lol. I also added the broccoli in the sauce (after I steamed it) and then put the chicken back. Great flavor and overall a bit hit in our house! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! Glad that your family liked it. The sauce could be thin because frozen chicken breast when cooked tend to lose little more liquid.
CONNIE THIM. says
If you had a 6 quart, could you still have made 6 chicken breasts or would that have been too full?
For 6 Chicken breast should work in a 6 quart, Unless they are humongous. If you are planning to use 6 Breast for this recipe then you might use one and half times the sauce.
Krysta Waters says
Is 200 grams of just the chicken itself 486 calories? Or is it including rice and a veggie as well? Wanting to check for proper food tracking. Thank you!
Hi Krysta. Thanks for reading. The calorie count is for 1 serving of the Honey Garlic Chicken. Does not include rice and veggies.
This was so yummy. Even my toddler ate it 🙂
Thank you so much for trying. Glad that this recipe is kid approved now 😊😊
Your comments for the frozen method are not clear. Can you please clarify when you are supposed to add the chicken broth? Or do you just skip adding it all together?
You can skip adding stock all together. Because when you cook frozen chicken, it releases more liquid, so you don't need to add any stock.