Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Tender bite size chunks of chicken in a sweet, sticky sauce. A quick, easy to make meal that the whole family will love.

Tender bite size chunks of chicken in a sweet, sticky sauce. A quick, easy to make meal that the whole family will love. 

Scott, from Houston recently emailed me asking for help converting a Honey Sesame Chicken slow cooker recipe to a pressure cooker recipe. The recipe was easy to convert and looked like a recipe that my family and my readers would like, so I decided to make it as well. 

Tender bite size chunks of chicken in a sweet, sticky sauce. A quick, easy to make meal that the whole family will love.

I’m so glad I did. It came together quickly and my family loved it. There was a little bit left over that I had for lunch the next day. I thought it was even better the next day.

Give this one a try and let me know what you think. Thanks Scott for suggesting it.

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup honey*
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, toasted

Directions:

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.

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.

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.

Serve over rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.

*Originally 1 cup honey. I’ve reduce the honey to 1/2 cup based on feedback but feel free to adjust the sweetness level to taste.

Tender bite size chunks of chicken in a sweet, sticky sauce. A quick, easy to make meal that the whole family will love.