Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Our Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is savory, simple, nutritious, and delicious! This chicken meal prep recipe makes staying healthy a cinch, even with a busy lifestyle. Instant pot honey sesame chicken also gives you the authentic taste of Chinese takeout without the extra spending and calories. If you’re looking for something simple, quick, and doesn’t require a lot of clean-up, keep reading!

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes with this freezer-friendly honey-sesame chicken. Simply freeze diced chicken and marinade in a zip-top bag, thaw, and dump in the instant pot for an ultra-tender and flavorful dinner that beats takeout! 

 

How long will Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken last for?

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken will last 4 days in the refrigerator. The best way to store cooked chicken is to use shallow, airtight containers for maximum freshness. 

Can Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze instant pot honey sesame chicken. The best part of this chicken meal prep recipe is that it’s freezer-friendly and saves time preparing lunch or dinner. To freeze, store your diced chicken and marinade in a labeled freezer bag. Thaw instant pot sesame chicken in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to enjoy it. Once cooked, the chicken meal prep recipe will last for up to 6 months in the freezer. 

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Ingredients:

For Chicken  

  • 1 ½ lbs. diced chicken breast  
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos 
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock  
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • tbsp toasted sesame oil  
  • tbsp chopped green onion + extra for serving  
  • 1 tsp minced garlic  
  • tbsp toasted sesame seeds + extra for serving  
  • tbsp gluten-free flour (optional) 

For Serving   

  • 5 cups cooked white rice  

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

 

How do you make Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken?

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken is done in less than 30 minutes and uses very few kitchen supplies for cooking and storing. Instant pot cooking is always easy, and this chicken meal prep recipe is no different!

All you need to do is combine chicken and marinade and cook it in your instant pot on “manual” for 15 minutes. As the chicken cooks, cook some white rice or pull out some Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Plate the rice first, then top the rice with your sweet & savory honey sesame chicken. That’s it! We told you this was simple. 

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

 

How to portion Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken?

This chicken meal prep recipe yields four meals that you store in 4 MPOF meal prep containers. Divide your rice into the containers and top with honey sesame chicken. 

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

 

More instant pot chicken meal prep recipes:

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken

Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Meal Prep

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Carnitas Nachos

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

 

Other tips for making Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken:

  • If your honey sesame chicken isn’t frozen, let your chicken and marinade sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours so the flavors can soak into the chicken. 

  • Use a nonporous surface for dicing your raw chicken breast. Stick to cubes that are only 1-inch thick.

  • You can cook the chicken breast and cube it after it’s cooked. 

 

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Honey-Sesame Chicken

Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes with this freezer-friendly honey-sesame chicken. Simply freeze diced chicken and marinade in a zip-top bag, thaw, and dump in the instant pot for an ultra-tender and flavorful dinner that beats takeout!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chicken, gluten free
Servings: 4
Calories: 665kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Equipment

  • Insant Pot

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 1 ½ lbs. diced chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion + extra for serving
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds + extra for serving
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour optional

For Serving

  • 5 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients for the chicken in a 1-gallon zip-top bag except for the flour. Freeze until use. Thaw 24 hours in the refrigerator before using.
  • Add chicken and sauce to the instant pot. Lock lid and close vent valve. Press manual setting and set for 15 minutes. When the timer goes off allow pressure to naturally release before opening the vent valve.
  • Remove lid and use a slotted spoon to serve chicken over rice in 4 MPOF black containers.
  • To thicken sauce: press sauté setting on instant pot and gradually whisk in flour. Simmer 4-5 minutes. Press cancel. Drizzle sauce over chicken and garnish with extra sesame seeds and green onion. Refrigerate until enjoying.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 695mg
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