Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

This was ridiculously easy to make and took no time at all. Here a couple of things you should look out for. Use only real honey. I know this may sound funny. Is there fake honey? Yes there is. Check out my post on telling the difference here. The same goes for the sesame oil you use. The ingredient list on your bottle of oil should on have one item on it.

As always, use care when you do a quick release on the Instant Pot. The steam is very hot and can cause some serious burn.

When I made this dish, I served it over some plain brown rice. I also added a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper for a little kick. Add a side of oriental vegetable mix and you have a great dinner without ordering in. Enjoy!

Honey Sesame Chicken

April 21, 2020

  • 6m
  • 20m


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced (about 2 lbs.)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup honey*
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 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 to the pressure cooking pot and stir to combine. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and do a quick pressure release.
  3. Add sesame oil and honey 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. Stir in green onions.
  4. Serve over rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.


  • 6 Servings

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