With school about to start, I need to get back into the swing of things in the kitchen. Our evenings get hectic so I like to have some dinner ideas ready to go. Do you have an instant pot? I was just chatting with a friend about how we need to branch out and try new recipes. I adapted a recipe we use for grilling and it turned out great so I wanted to share. It’s very easy and my family loved it. In fact my son went back for seconds.
The one thing I would recommend you not leave out is the fresh ginger. There is something about the flavors of this dish and the refreshing ginger that really work well together. If you are looking for a fruit to go alongside this, pineapple would be delicious.
Instant Pot Honey & Ginger Chicken
Super easy dinner and a crowd pleaser at our house.
- 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 green onions
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 jar fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp corn starch
In a medium mixing bowl stir together honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oregano, ginger and garlic. Set aside.
Turn instant pot to the sauté setting. Add olive oil. Heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add chicken breasts to the instant pot and brown for three minutes each side.
Pour sauce over the chicken and place lid on the pot. Set to pressure cook for 7 minutes.
Allow pressure to release naturally once chicken is cooked (may take ten minutes). This locks in the juices.
Unlock lid and remove chicken from the pot. Cut into slices or bite sized pieces. Set aside.
Add corn starch to the sauce (inside the pot). Turn the instant pot back to sauté setting. Allow sauce to boil and thicken. Stir as it thickens.
Place chicken back into the pot with the sauce. Mix together. Turn the pot to the warm setting (with the lid off) until ready to serve.
Plate over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Fresh ginger on the side is the perfect addition.
Love this recipe with fresh ginger on the plate. Delicious. Also really good served over rice with steamed broccoli.
The key to this dish is thickening the sauce at the end. Take the extra few minutes to do that on sauté mode and you won’t regret it. Let me know if you try this and how it goes. I am still learning with my Instant Pot and always on the search for recipes that the family will enjoy.
The other go-to crowd pleaser around here are the Sweet Potato Taco Sliders. They are ridiculously good!
Make it a good day, friends.
Thank you for posting this, I just got an instant pot and am in the trial process. I’ll have to add this to the list of must try.
Can you provide the grilling version of this recipe? It looks delicious, but I don’t have an instant pot. Thanks!
Can’t wait to try!
Broccoli comes out perfect in the instant pot as well. Add steamer basket, 1 C. water, and broccoli florets. Set instant pot on “Steam” setting for 0 (zero) minutes. Quick release.
Jessi E says
This may be a silly question-what is a jar of fresh ginger? Do you mean the little jars you can buy near the garlic in the grocery store? And you use an entire jar?