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: 5mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 25mins
4chicken thighs (skinless and boneless) or breasts, frozen or fresh (cooking time varies depending on which)
1/2cupwhite or yellow onion, diced
1/2red bell pepper, diced
1/4cupdate syrup or honey (if not Whole30)
sesame seeds, can omit if you like
Add all ingredients except the sesame seeds 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.
Remove chicken from Instant Pot and use a fork to shred it. Place shredded chicken back in the Instant Pot. Stir.
Taste and add more salt if desired. Serve over cauliflower rice, traditional rice, or roasted veggies. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Don't have an Instant Pot? Slow cooker instructions can be found above the recipe card.