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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki – juicy and tender Instant Pot chicken thighs in yummy teriyaki sauce, pressure cooked for 5 minutes and dinner is ready!

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki - juicy and tender Instant Pot chicken thighs in yummy teriyaki sauce, pressure cooked for 5 minutes and dinner is ready!

Instant pot chicken thighs with boneless chicken thighs and teriyaki sauce.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are one of the easiest ingredients to cook in an Instant Pot. You can use boneless and skinless or bone-in thighs.

All you need is a killer sauce and you will have the most amazing chicken dinner, with very short active prep time and cooked in a matter of minutes. I just love Instant Pot recipes.

Instant Pot chicken thighs recipe using boneless chicken thighs, ready to serve.

How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs in an Instant Pot?

The pressure cooking time is very short, depending on how tender you want your chicken thighs to be.

I use a 6-quart Instant Pot. For boneless and skinless chicken thighs, pressure cook on Manual setting and high pressure for 6 minutes.

For bone-in chicken thighs, it’s 8 minutes on Manual setting and high pressure. This setting works the best as it yield tender and juicy chicken, with a nice bite to the chicken.

Chicken thighs with

Ingredients for Chicken Teriyaki Sauce

Chicken teriyaki is one of the most popular recipes on my site. The teriyaki sauce is so tasty, easy to make and calls for only 3 ingredients.

Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki recipe:

Boneless chicken thighs
Oil
Mirin – Japanese sweet cooking wine
Soy sauce
Sugar

Chicken teriyaki is one of the best chicken thighs Instant Pot recipes.

Can I use Frozen Chicken Thighs?

You can use frozen chicken thighs for this recipe. Just add 1-2 minutes extra pressure cooking time to the recipe.

Chicken teriyaki with steamed rice in a bowl with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Make Chicken Teriyaki Sauce without Mirin?

Mirin is an essential ingredient in Japanese cooking, almost every Japanese recipe uses mirin. If you love Japanese food, you ought to buy a bottle of mirin at Asian stores or online.

If you can’t take alcohol, you can certainly skip mirin and substitute it with water.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This chicken teriyaki recipe is only 298 calories per serving. So healthy!

Chicken teriyaki cooked in an Instant Pot.

What to Serve with this Recipe?

Serve this dish with steamed rice and steamed vegetables. For an Asian-style meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe


Servings 4 people


Prep Time 5 minutes


Cook Time 6 minutes


Total Time 11 minutes

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki – juicy and tender Instant Pot chicken thighs in yummy teriyaki sauce, pressure cooked for 5 minutes and dinner is ready!

Ingredients


1 1/2
tablespoon
cooking oil


1 1/2
lbs
boneless and skinless chicken thighs


2 1/2
tablespoons
soy sauce


1/2
cup
mirin


1 1/2
tablespoons
sugar


1
tablespoon
water + 1 teaspoon corn starch, mix well


white sesame seeds, for garnishing, (optional)

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Directions

1

Turn on the Saute mode on your Instant Pot. As soon as the pot is fully heated (to make sure the chicken doesn’t stick to the pot), add the cooking oil. Pan sear the chicken thighs until they turn slightly brown on the surface. (If they stick to the pot too much, you may use a non-stick skillet for pan-searing or skip this step.)



2

Add the soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Cover the pot and select Manual and set to High pressure for 6 minutes.


Instant pot chicken thighs.

3

When it beeps, turn to Quick Release. When the valve drops, remove the cover carefully, Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add the corn starch slurry, stir to thicken the sauce. Turn off the heat, garnish the chicken with sesame seeds (if using) and serve immediately with steamed rice.


Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Amount Per Serving (4 people)

Calories 298
Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 162mg54%

Sodium 960mg42%

Potassium 441mg13%

Carbohydrates 17g6%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 34g68%

Vitamin A 40IU1%

Calcium 15mg2%

Iron 1.6mg9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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