Easy Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

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The best Easy Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe – delicious chicken teriyaki with broccoli – a complete dinner in an instant pot!

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

This Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki dinner is a complete meal in one pot – with a delicious teriyaki broccoli side dish cooked right in with the chicken!

If you’ve never used an Instant Pot, you might wonder why this little machine is so popular – but it makes all-in-one cooking easy – no need to sauté then bake – you can sear in flavor AND cook quickly at a high temperature in just one pot!

I love using my instant pot for easy quick takes on family favorites like pork tenderloin, steak soup, sweet and sour chicken, and even roasted turkey breast!

No messy dishes to clean, no stuck on food to scrape up – just a delicious, easy teriyaki chicken dinner that your whole family will love.

While teriyaki sauce is high in sugar and not keto diet compatible – I am including tips on using Teriyaki Coconut Aminos as a swap to make this a keto chicken teriyaki dish you can enjoy if you’re on a low carb diet.

If you want to turn this dish into an addictive noodle stir fry, check out my chicken teriyaki noodle bowls recipe, too!

Be sure to look over my recipe notes below for more information on making this dish amazing, every time.

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and simple homemade teriyaki sauce to go with this recipe, please try my favorite below!

This sauce will only be used if you’re going for the original recipe – NOT keto. If eating keto, skip the sauce.

The Best Easy Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1–2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  1. Combine 1 cup water, sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and heat on medium.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with the cold water and whisk vigorously until dissolved. Don’t skip this step and just dump in cornstarch – it will clump and won’t mix properly!
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness.
  5. Thin out too thick sauce by adding more water to it slowly.

If you want to try a different flavor of sauce for this easy pressure cooker dish, be sure to check out my sweet and sour instant pot chicken and rice recipe.

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Keto Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

While the pressure cooker chicken teriyaki recipe below is not specifically keto, because of the sauce, it is really easy to make this recipe low carb!

(Keto notes are also included in the recipe card below, so you can print it out – just be sure to read recipe notes in the sauce to be sure you’re sticking to keto.)

To modify this recipe to be keto approved, you need to swap our homemade teriyaki sauce to a keto replacement since it contains soy, sugar, cornstarch, and honey.

While there are a few options, I prefer using Teriyaki Coconut Aminos.

I use a 1:1 swap of coconut aminos for teriyaki sauce.

To buy coconut aminos click here – or find them in the natural/health food section of your local grocery store.

I personally opt for the teriyaki coconut aminos and add a little more fresh garlic and ginger.

As long as you’re sure to skip sugar, honey, cornstarch, and switch the soy sauce to teriyaki coconut aminos, you’ll be great!

If you find you want to thicken your sauce up a bit, add in some ground flax seeds similar to how you’d mix cornstarch in a sauce to thicken.

Keto Chicken Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki coconut aminos (garlic and regular coconut aminos also taste great in this recipe, but the teriyaki version will bring closest flavor to traditional teriyaki.)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  1. Combine 1 cup water, coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually add in flax, and stir constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes (similar to how you’d incorporate cornstarch into a sauce, but you can add the flax meal directly in to the sauce unlike cornstarch.)
  3. Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness.
  4. Thin out too thick sauce by adding more water to it slowly.
  5. Check the flavor before adding to chicken and adjust with extra coconut aminos if desired.
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How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

STEP 1. Select “SAUTE” on pressure cooker and add olive or avocado oil to pot.

Toss in cubed chicken and cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring until lightly browned on outside of chicken.

STEP 2. Deglaze the pot by adding in chicken broth.

Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan – this step is essential to pressure cooking, the Instant Pot won’t seal if you have burnt bits on the bottom of the pan!

STEP 3. Add seasonings, teriyaki sauce, broccoli, and sesame seeds.

Stir briefly to combine.

Select “High Pressure” for a cook time of 6 minutes.

When cook time ends, allow a natural release for 10 minutes.

STEP 4. Release pressure and open the lid.

Take care to never have your face near the steam vent, and beware hot steam even with the extra time from natural release.

Turn off instant pot and serve!

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What To Serve With Chicken Teriyaki

While Chicken Teriyaki is great with rice, I’m rounding up some of my favorite easy sides that are perfect alongside chicken teriyaki!

Try these sides:

How To Cook Rice In Instant Pot

If you want to cook rice alongside your chicken teriyaki, it’s really easy!

You will need stacking inserts for your instant pot, as well as a trivet to set them on top of.

If using cauliflower rice, you can place straight in a prepped stackable pan and cook for same time as chicken and broccoli.

Instant Pot Rice Side Dish Recipe

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  1. Add trivet to pan, and 2 cups water (to let pot come to pressure.)
  2. After deglazing instant pot after sautéing chicken, add chicken and broccoli in one stacking pan into instant pot with sauce and all other ingredients.
  3. Add rice and 2 cups water to second pot insert.
  4. Add lid on top of rice.
  5. Close and seal instant pot.
  6. Cook according to recipe below.
  7. Remove chicken pan from instant pot, but leave rice in the instant pot with the lid firmly on (it needs to carryover cook for about 5-10 minutes to be fluffy.)
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.
  9. Plate and enjoy!

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe – delicious chicken teriyaki with broccoli – a complete dinner in an instant pot! Keto recipe included.
Course Chicken
Cuisine asian inspired
Keyword asian chicken, instant pot, instant pot chicken, keto, keto chicken, paleo, poultry, teriyaki chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 368kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Equipment

Ingredients

Keto Version (skip for original chicken teriyaki):

  • 1 cup Teriyaki coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the Teriyaki Sauce (see notes for keto swaps):

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons packed brown sugar skip for keto
  • ¼ cup soy sauce*
  • 1 –2 tablespoons honey skip for keto
  • 1 large clove of garlic finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch**
  • ¼ cup cold water***

For the Chicken Teriyaki:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts cubed into 1″ bites
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz broccoli crowns
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds to garnish
  • ¼ cup minced green onion to garnish

Instructions

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • Combine 1 cup water, sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and heat on medium.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with the cold water and whisk vigorously until dissolved. Don’t skip this step and just dump in cornstarch – it will clump and won’t mix properly.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  • Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness.
  • Thin out too thick sauce by adding more water to it slowly.
  • When mixed, set aside.

For the Chicken Teriyaki:

  • Heat the Instant Pot in sauté mode.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the chicken, about 3 – 5 minutes per side.
  • Deglaze the pot by adding in chicken broth.
  • Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan – this step is essential to pressure cooking, the Instant Pot won’t seal if you have burnt bits on the bottom of the pan!
  • Add seasonings, teriyaki sauce, broccoli, and sesame seeds.
  • Stir briefly to combine.
  • Select “High Pressure” for a cook time of 6 minutes.
  • When cook time ends, allow a natural release for 10 minutes.
  • Release pressure and open the lid.
  • Take care to never have your face near the steam vent, and beware hot steam even with the extra time from natural release.
  • Turn off Instant Pot, unplug, and serve over rice or cauliflower rice!

Notes

*swap with teriyaki coconut aminos for keto
**swap with 2 tbsp ground flax seeds for keto
***for keto version, add this water in with sauce at beginning, as flax doesn't have to mix with water first to thicken like cornstarch does

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 2551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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