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Bowl of rice and Hawaiian chicken

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken is made with tender chicken thighs, pineapple chunks, bell pepper, and all soaked in a sweet and tangy sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
NPR 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 738kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Dump & Cook:

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless - cut into 1-2 inch pieces, or chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks do NOT drain
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 4 green onions sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Slivered almonds


  • Add all the ingredients from the "Dump & Cook" section to the Instant Pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Close and seal the lid, make sure the pressure cooker points to seal.
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes on High Pressure, followed by a 10-minute Natural Release.
  • Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.
  • Select the Sauté function, on LOW.
  • In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with the orange juice, whisk until all combined with no lumps.
  • 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.
  • If you want the sauce even thicker, mix one more tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of juice and add it to the pressure cooker.
  • Let the chicken stand for 5-7 minutes, the sauce will thicken more.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with fresh chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and slivered almonds.



Calories: 738kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 128mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg