Healthy Instant Pot Sesame Chicken Recipe
Today's Instant Pot sesame chicken recipe can guarantee the convenience of home cooking, as you can get a wholesome meal that tastes much better than take-outs. These juicy, savory chicken chunks glossed in a spicy-sweet sesame sauce can add a wonderful kick of flavor to your weeknight dinners.
Servings: 4 servings
- 18 oz skinless boneless chicken thighs cubed
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 2 tsp ginger grated
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp traditional Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes divided
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp scallions chopped
- 3 cups medium-grain white rice cooked
On the “Sauté” setting, sauté 1 tbsp minced garlic and 2 tsp grated ginger in 2 tbsp olive oil until fragrant.
Add 18 oz cubed chicken thighs to the pot and stir occasionally for about 2 minutes.
Add 2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sriracha, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp mustard, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper. Stir.
In a bowl, dissolve 2 tsp cornstarch in 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth and add to the Instant Pot. Cook on “Sauté” setting for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, and 2 tbsp scallions on top. Serve hot over rice.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 4mg