Instant pot sesame chicken

Charles Whiteman

A flavorful Paleo-friendly Instant Pot sesame chicken dish with a Chinese twist.

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🍗 Paleo
Asian Cuisine
Soy Sauce
Instant Pot Recipe
Sesame Flavor
Chinese Style

10 mins

20 mins

Nutritional Value

Protein - 25g
Carbs - 15g
Fats - 12g


Total: 12Serves: 4
3/2 lbs Chicken Thighs

boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Honey
2 tbsp Sesame Oil
4 cloves Garlic


1 tbsp Ginger


1 tbsp Sesame Seeds

for garnish

4 pieces Green Onions

sliced, for garnish

2 tbsp Cornstarch

mixed with 2 tbsp water

2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

optional, for heat

1/2 cup Chicken Stock


Step 1 : Preparation

In a bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and chicken stock. Add chicken thighs and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2 : Cooking

Place marinated chicken and sauce in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Once done, do a quick release.

Step 3 : Thickening Sauce

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water. Stir the mixture into the Instant Pot and set to sauté mode. Cook until the sauce thickens.

Step 4 : Serve

Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and red pepper flakes if desired. Serve hot over rice or noodles.