One of our very first recipes on Six Sisters’ Stuff was our Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken. Little did we know back then just how popular it would become!
It quickly jumped to our most popular recipe and it’s stayed there for about 6 years, even still today!
We knew we had to be able to convert this recipe over to the Instant Pot, and we had so many requests to do so!
Turns out, it only takes about 30 minutes to make in the instant pot and is just as good, if not BETTER than the slow cooker version.
What is an Instant Pot?
Haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? Well you may want to consider it just for this recipe alone!
Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one.
Sounds a little too good to be true, but we promise it’s worth every penny! I haven’t used my slow cooker in weeks, which is saying a lot for this 3-4 times a week slow cooking girl!
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How to make Honey Sesame Chicken in the Instant Pot
- Place your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken and put your Instant Pot lid on and seal.
- Cook on the Meat setting for 20 minutes and then quick release once the 20 minutes is up. Remove chicken from pot, leaving the sauce.
- Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and pour into your Instant Pot with the sauce.
- Stir to combine. Push the Saute button and cook sauce for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Cut or shred your chicken into bite sized pieces, and return to pot and toss with sauce before serving.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
- You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.
Can I cook my rice in the instant pot?
Remove your chicken and set it aside. I rinsed my instant pot a few times in the sink as well. To make rice in your Instant Pot you need to have the same ratio rice as you do water.
Rinse and drain 2 cups of rice (we used brown and jasmine) and dump it into your Instant Pot. Add 2 cups of water. Seal your instant pot with the lid and push the Rice button. It will cook for 10 minutes then quick release. You will have PERFECT rice!
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In this video we’re making our Honey Sesame Chicken in the slow cooker!