Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Mike tried this recipe on July 18, 2021

Another busy weekend means it’s time to pull out the Instant Pot. This dish doesn’t disappoint either – juicy chicken breasts and a tangy sauce with honey, garlic, and other seasonings.

Adapted from Family Fresh Meals

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 25 mins Rest Time 15 mins Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


An oriental-style dish with juicy chicken breasts and a tangy sauce with honey, garlic, and other seasonings.

Adapted from Family Fresh Meals



  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium bowl combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, vegetable oil, and garlic. Mix until well blended, then pour mixture over chicken.

  3. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set the vent valve to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook button, select High Pressure, and set the timer for 15 minutes. At the end of cooking, allow the Instant Pot to perform a natural release for another 15 minutes.

  4. Open the valve to Venting to relieve any remaining pressure, then open the lid and remove the chicken breasts, leaving the sauce in the pot.

  5. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot and bring the sauce to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry, then mix it into the sauce and stir until thickened. Turn the Instant Pot off.

  6. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add back to the sauce. Mix together until the chicken is evenly coated. Garnish with sliced green onions and/or sesame seeds when serving if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 262kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 1105mg47%
Potassium 101mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Sugars 26g
Protein 24g48%

Calcium 1 mg
Iron 3 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • This is best served over a bed of jasmine "sticky" rice.
  • Nutritional information does not include rice
Keywords: chicken, honey, garlic, instant pot, oriental, rice
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