Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

Your favorite takeout dish made easy!
sesame chicken
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This dish is wildly popular and a lot easier to make than you might think. This recipe utilizes the “Sauté” and “Pressure Cook” functions of the Instant Pot, although you can make in any other multi-cooker.

20 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
312
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 scallions finely sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

In a small bowl, mix together the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and hoisin sauce. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch with water and add it to the above ingredients. You may need a touch of water if it is too thick.

Place the chicken thighs in the pot and pour the sauce over the chicken.Close and seal the lid to lock and set the Instant Pot to “Pressure Cook” on high pressure for 5 minutes.

When the timer beeps, perform a quick release by rotating the valve. Be careful not to burn your hand on the steam, and wait until all the pressure is released. Remove the chicken thighs.

Set the Instant Pot to “Saute”; and boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, around 3 minutes, and then return the chicken to the pot to coat it in the sauce.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions to serve.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Protein
36g
72%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
16µg
2%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
42.6%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
2IU
N/A
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.1%
Vitamin K
22µg
27%
Calcium
55mg
5%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
5%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
50%
Phosphorus
367mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
548mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.3%
Sodium
1169mg
49%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.2%
Zinc
3mg
21%

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