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Want to Make the Easiest Chicken Teriyaki Ever? All You’ll Need Is an Instant Pot and a Dream

A chicken teriyaki recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make? That’s right up there with winning the lottery and world peace.

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If you’re looking for a make-at-home meal that’s faster and tastier than takeout, look no further. This Instant Pot chicken teriyaki is ready in under 30 minutes and only requires a handful of ingredients. Teriyaki is a delicious sweet and salty sauce that’s easily made with a few pantry staples. Serve over rice and dinner is done! We even included a fun craft in the “Kids’ Jobs” section for making your own training chopsticks!


  • Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

    Slotted Spoon


  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce

    1/3 cup honey

    1 tbsp packed brown sugar

    3 tbsp rice vinegar

    1 tsp sesame oil

    3 cloves garlic, minced, or 2 tsp garlic powder

    1 tsp ground ginger

    2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    2 1/2 tsp corn starch

    3 cups broccoli

    1 cup brown rice

    Sesame seeds and sliced scallions to serve


1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.

2. In the pressure cooker, add the soy sauce, honey, sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Stir to combine.

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3. Add the chicken to the pressure cooker and stir to coat in the sauce.

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4. Secure the lid on the pressure cooker, ensuring the vent knob is switched to “SECURE”, “AIRTIGHT”, or “SEALING”. 

5. Set the pressure cooker to 5 minutes. Allow the cooker to slow release for 10 minutes. 

6. Remove the chicken from the pot using a slotted spoon.

7. Set the cooker to “SAUTE”.

8. Ladle about a ¼ cup of the cooking liquid from the pressure cooker into a small bowl and add the cornstarch, stirring until dissolved.

9. Add the cornstarch slurry back to the pot, stirring to dissolve. The sauce will thicken once it comes to a boil.

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10. Turn the heat to the “WARM” setting. Add the chicken back to the pot and stir to coat in the thickened teriyaki sauce.

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