Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken dinner recipe

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is a simple & easy dinner recipe served over whole grain brown rice. A delicious family meal in just 30 minutes.
Course dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken, honey, instant pot, pressure cooker, sesame
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 pouch of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Whole Grain Brown
  • 2 lbs Tyson Fresh Chicken Strips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • sesame seeds - garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, sesame oil & water.

  2. Place the fresh chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  3. Pour the glaze mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow natural release for ten minutes, then manually release the pressure.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  7. Add cornstarch to the pot & whisk.
  8. Turn on the sauté function & cook 2-3 minutes, whisking until thickened.

  9. Microwave rice for 90 seconds according to package directions.

  10. Place chicken on top of rice, spoon sauce over chicken & sprinkle with sesame seeds.