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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


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, sesame oil & water.
  • Place the fresh chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  • Pour the glaze mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.
  • Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow natural release for ten minutes, then manually release the pressure.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  • Add cornstarch to the pot & whisk.
  • Turn on the sauté function & cook 2-3 minutes, whisking until thickened.
  • Microwave rice for 90 seconds according to package directions.
  • Place chicken on top of rice, spoon sauce over chicken & sprinkle with sesame seeds.


*This recipe was created using the 6-quart instant pot. If you are using a different size pot or a different pressure cooker brand entirely, cooking times may be off by a couple of minutes.
**Live at High Altitude - Because water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes, and pressure cooking requires water to boil in order to work, some foods may need a little more cooking time. When pressure cooking at high altitudes you want to make sure to add 5 percent to your cook time for every 1,000 feet above 2,000 feet elevation. For example, when we lived at 4,000+ feet I would add 10 percent to my cook time. For a recipe that called for 20-minutes of cooking time, I would then cook for 22 minutes. When pressure cooking, 1-2 minutes can make all the difference in a recipe, unlike when cooking by traditional methods.