Pressure Cooker Garlic-Sesame Chicken

Pressure Cooker Garlic-Sesame Chicken

Pressure cooking can help infuse flavors more into your dishes. A perfect method for chicken dish fans.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 4 eaches bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 4 garlic clove (blank)s garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 6 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Step 1
Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Step 2
Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat sesame oil in the pot. Add chicken thighs and saute until browned on the first side, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and flip the chicken, sauteing until the other side is browned and the garlic is fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes more. Hit Cancel and transfer the chicken to a plate using tongs or a slotted spoon.

Step 3
Pour 1/4 cup water into the pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from the bottom. Whisk soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and honey together in a bowl until smooth. Return chicken to the pot and pour sauce over the top.

Step 4
Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 6 to 10 minutes for pressure to build.

Step 5
Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove chicken with tongs or a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 6
Mix remaining 2 tablespoons water with cornstarch in a small bowl. Turn on Saute function and whisk cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Cancel Saute function. Return chicken to the sauce, sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, and toss everything together.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 17gCholesterol 70mgSodium 1265mgCarbohydrates 18gProtein 22g



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