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Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken is one of the easiest dump and cook meals, that is very tasty and flavorful and ready in just 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 291 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Dump & Cook:

  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Garnish:

  • 2 green onions sliced
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients from the "Dump & Cook" section to the Instant Pot: chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, brown sugar and chicken broth and water.
  2. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Close lid, make sure the pressure cooker is sealed. Set up the pressure Cooker to cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.

  4. Use a 10 minute Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.
  5. Select the Sauté function, on LOW.
  6. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water, whisk until well combined with no lumps.
  7. Add the mixture to the Instant Pot and gently stir to combine. Cook on Sauté function for a few more minutes, stirring gently, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  8. If you want the sauce even thicker, mix one more tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of juice and add it to the pressure cooker.
  9. Let the chicken stand for 5-7 minutes, the sauce will thicken more.
  10. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.