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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is such an easy weeknight dinner. Boneless chicken diced up, and smothered in a homemade honey garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice, or pair with your favorite side dish recipes. 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Well, here I go again, bragging about how much I love my instant pot.  It has been an absolute delight cooking with it.  This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is so delicious!! My supermarket has been having lots of sales on chicken and I cannot get enough of it. I have been making chicken every which way possible in my instant pot.  

 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

I am a huge fan of the combination of honey and garlic.  One of my most popular recipes is my Worlds Best Steak Marinade, which is the perfect blend of honey and garlic. This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is another perfect marriage of honey and garlic.  The instant pot really seals in those flavors and creates some of the moistest chicken ever.

One of my first Instant pot chicken dishes I posted was my Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken.  Still one of my absolute favorite instant pot chicken dishes.  

Can I Use Bone-In Chicken 

Of course! If you prefer bone-in you are more than welcome to do that. I prefer boneless as I diced it up. 

If you do a bone-in you will have to do a bit of a longer cook time. To ensure that your chicken fully cooks. 

Use your meat thermometer to ensure our chicken is fully cooked. 

What To Serve With Honey Garlic Chicken

You will want to serve with any of your favorite recipes. I will share some ideas below for you to have an idea of what you might want to pair with this chicken. 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Rice
  • Quinoa 
  • Cauliflower Rice 
  • Pasta 
  • Beans 
  • Etc 

Those are what I reach for but go ahead and use any of your favorite sides. 

Can You Meal Prep This Garlic Honey Chicken

Absolutely! If you enjoy meal prepping for quick lunches or dinners during the week, go ahead. Just place in airtight containers and pair with other items you want. Then store in the fridge so you can grab and go for meals. 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Now, if you want to heat up the chicken or eat it cold. I have even used the leftover honey garlic chicken to top salads and it was a nice sweet and savory pairing. 

Can I Use Frozen Chicken In This Instant Pot Recipe 

Yes. If you forgot to set out the chicken, no worries. Just pull your chicken out and cook it just the same. It will just take your Instant Pot longer to come to pressure. Once it is cooked you can shred your chicken or dice it up if you prefer. 

If you are looking for more easy Chicken Instant Pot recipes, this is one I highly recommend. Even my picky eaters reach for seconds every time I make this

 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is such an easy weeknight dinner. Boneless chicken diced up, and smothered in a homemade honey garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice, or pair with your favorite side dish recipes.

Ingredients

  • 8 -10 boneless skinless chicken strips (3 breasts, or 4 chicken thighs) Aprx 2 pounds of any of these
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBSP Corn Starch

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix honey, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, & Italian seasoning Whisk well.
    2. Heat the Instant Pot in sauté mode.
    3. Add 1 TBSP of oil (I use olive oil) to the pot. (If you love extra garlic, throw some in to saute with your meat)
    4. If using chicken strips or breasts, cut into bite sized pieces or slightly larger.
    5. Season chicken with salt and pepper; arrange in the instant pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side.
    6. Add the honey garlic sauce to the pot; cover and lock the lid.
    7. Pressure cook for 10 min (high pressure).
    8. Turn off the pot and allow it to release the pressure. A natural release. 
    9. Transfer chicken to a serving plate.
    10. Turn your pot to saute. Take 1/4 cup of the liquid from the pot. Add the corn starch to your liquid, mix to combine. Pour it back into your pot and allow it to thicken as you saute. Continue to thicken for a few minutes.
    11. Add your chicken back in and saute for a minute or two to coat all your chicken with the thicker sauce.
    12. Serve with white rice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 1551mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 70g

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