Sesame Chicken
By :The Instant Pot College Cookbook by Julee Morrison
Sesame Chicken
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We love Chinese food, but we obviously can’t order takeout every time the craving hits. With the Instant Pot®, we’ve discovered just how easy it is to make some of our restaurant favorites at home. With a sweet glaze that has a little kick, this sesame chicken is even better than takeout!
Sesame Chicken
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chicken, Honey, Ketchup, Sesame Seeds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 lb chicken tenders cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chicken, Honey, Ketchup, Sesame Seeds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 lb chicken tenders cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
Sesame Chicken
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
BROWN THE CHICKEN.
  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with the salt. Toss the chicken pieces in the cornstarch mixture until it is coated evenly. Select Sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust the heat to Medium. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook for about 4 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden brown.
PREPARE THE SAUCE.
  1. In another small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ketchup, and red pepper flakes (if using) and stir until well combined. Pour this sauce over the chicken.
PRESSURE COOK.
  1. Lock the lid into place and turn the valve to “sealing.” Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Set the time for 3 minutes. When cooking ends, carefully turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the pressure.
FINISH THE SAUCE.
  1. Unlock and remove the lid. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and the honey and stir quickly to combine. Select Sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust the heat to Low. In a clean small bowl, whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into the water until it is smooth. Stir this slurry into the chicken, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, or until sauce reaches the desired consistency.
FINISH THE RECIPE.
  1. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
4 replies
  1. Karamorales22
    Karamorales22 says:

    Very good! A little different taste than take out but it seemed “clean” and fresh. I didnt think it tasted just like only soy sauce. I might add a little more honey next time but it was great as per recipe. I served over rice and with steamed broccoli. So much better than take out, super quick and easy.

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