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Instant Pot Sweet Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Sweet Sesame Chicken is healthy, gluten free, dairy free, and totally delicious! This easy chicken recipe is a great way to start using your Instant Pot. The finished chicken is saucy so serve it over cauliflower rice, traditional rice, or roasted veggies.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 chicken thighs (skinless and boneless) or breasts, frozen or fresh (cooking time varies depending on which)
  • 1/2 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup date syrup or honey (if not Whole30)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • sesame seeds


  • Add all ingredients to Instant Pot.
  • Seal the Instant Pot. Set it to Pressure Cook (or Manual, depending on the model Instant Pot you have) on high pressure for 20 minutes if chicken is thawed or 25 minutes if chicken is frozen.
  • Carefully release the steam once done or do a natural release. Taste and add more salt or pepper if desired. Serve over cauliflower rice, traditional rice, or roasted veggies. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 1250mg, Potassium: 734mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 1200IU, Vitamin C: 30.4mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 2.2mg
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