Pressure cooker honey sesame chicken is one of our easy pressure cooker chicken recipes, allowing you you to make your favorite Asian carry-out meals at home! 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 chicken 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.
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 pressure cooker honey sesame chicken recipe a try and let me know what you think.
Thanks to Scott for suggesting it.
Pressure Cooker Honey 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
- 1/2 cup honey*
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Sesame seeds, toasted
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.