Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced (about 2 lbs.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds, toasted
  1. Salt and pepper chicken. Preheat pressure cooking pot using the saute setting. Add oil, onion, garlic, and chicken to the pot and saute stirring occasionally until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add soy sauce, ketchup, and red pepper flakes (optional) to the pot and stir to combine. Set pressure to high and cook for 3 minutes. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and do a quick pressure release.
  3. Combine sesame oil & honey and add to the pot and stir to combine. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the pot. Select Saute and simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve over rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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