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instant pot teriyaki chicken with rice

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken features succulent white meat drenched in a bold and savory Asian sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Coming to Pressure: 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 449 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  • 2 green onions chopped, for topping
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Whisk together all the SAUCE ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large shallow bowl add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ad the chicken cubes and toss to coat.
  3. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and once hot add the canola oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the diced chicken in the Instant Pot, cook IN BATCHES, and quickly brown on all sides.
  5. Add the browned chicken to the IP and pour the sauce on top, give it a quick stir.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn the vent to seal. Press “pressure cook” and set the timer to 5 minutes. Once cooking time is over, do a quick release.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from the sauce and transfer to a large bowl.
  8. Set the Instant Pot to the “saute” setting and bring sauce to a simmer.
  9. Stir together corn starch and water in a bowl until smooth, and whisk into the sauce until thickened.
  10. Turn off the Instant Pot, transfer cooked chicken back to the pressure cooker and stir well to coat in the sauce.
  11. Garnish the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki with chopped spring onions, sesame seeds and serve over rice.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 2704mg118%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 168IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.