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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken is a sweet and savory weeknight dinner that is the perfect Instant Pot chicken recipe to whip up. Learn how to make chicken teriyaki today.

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Serve your teriyaki chicken over a bed of rice and serve up dinner in no time. This is the perfect way to use up some boneless chicken thighs.

Better Than Takeout

Skip takeout and make your favorite chicken teriyaki at home. This recipe is crazy simple, loads of flavor and you might even have leftovers.

Can I Use Chicken Breasts Or Tenderloins

Yes, you can use any cut of boneless chicken for this recipe. You will just slice it up and then cook as directed in the recipe card below.

I tend to find that dark meat offers a bit more flavor to the dish, but I have done all chicken breasts before and it turns out amazing as well.

The teriyaki sauce really flavors this dish amazing.

What To Serve With Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

  • Rice - White, Jasmine or Basmati rice is great
  • Steamed Veggies
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Zucchini Noodles

Feel free to mix and match with any of your favorite side dishes. It is very versatile and will compliment most of the items you pair next to it.

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Looking for More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

If chicken is one of your favorite proteins, consider checking out one or more of these other chicken recipes you can make in your pressure cooker.

  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole | A super-easy way to get all your favorite enchilada flavor all in one easy and satisfying casserole.
  • Hawaiian Chicken | If you love sweet and savory you will do backflips over this pineapple chicken recipe.
  • Chicken Curry | Love curry? If you said yes I highly recommend this recipe. It is full of flavor and will taste better than your favorite restaurant.

How To Store Leftovers

With any protein-based dish you will want to store it for up to three days in the fridge. Placing in an airtight container is a great way to preserve your chicken and ensure it doesn't soak up other odors in the fridge.

You can then reheat it in the microwave for a quick reheat or a pan on the stove on low heat. If you do a higher heat you could burn the sauce on the chicken.

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken is full of sweet and savory flavor and is a delicious Instant Pot chicken dinner recipe that is best served over rice.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or flour/gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 cup water


    1.Turn Instant Pot on saute mode and wait for the pot to fully heat.
    2.Add in sesame oil and then add chicken to the inner pot.
    3.Cook chicken until no longer pink.
    4.Add water to inner pot and delglaze the pot.
    5.Add next 5 ingredients.
    6.Close Instant Pot and set to sealing.
    7.Set Instant Pot for a high pressure cooking time of 6 minutes. Allow for a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
    8.Mix cornstarch and water (or flour and water) into a slurry. For flour slurry, add additional water if necessary to reach a thin consistency.
    9.Set Instant Pot back to saute and mix in slurry to thicken the sauce.
    10.Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 318Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 184mgSodium 857mgCarbohydrates 14gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 10gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 38g

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