Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
|By :Kathleen Phillips|
This 5 ingredient recipe (not counting water) will be one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes you’ll find-and one of the yummiest! Serve it with rice because it’s saucy!
|Browse Category||Kid-Friendly, Poultry, Seven Ingredients or Less|
|Diet||Low Carb, Low Sodium|
|Cooking Technique||Pressure Cook, Sauté|
|Main Ingredient||Chicken Thighs, Teriyaki Sauce|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||16 minutes|
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil olive oil or ghee
- 4 chicken thighs large boneless skinless
- 1 1/2 cups Water divided
- 1 cup sesame Teriyaki wok sauce divided I used Aldi brand and Soy Vay
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch + 1
- Garnish: sliced green onions 0ptional
- Push the “Sauté “ button on a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot multi-function pressure cooker. After 3 minutes, the pot should be very hot. Add the oil and wait 1 minute until the oil is very hot. Add the chicken thigh (rolled up, not flat) and cook about 4 minutes on each side or until browned.
- Remove the chicken breasts to a plate (I use paper for less clean up). Add
1/4 cupwater to the pot and scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This is called de glazing the pan. There is so much flavor in this mixture!
- Return the chicken thighs back to the pot and add the remaining
1 1/2 cupswater and the teriyaki marinade.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn to seal. Make sure the silicone ring is in place inside the lid before sealing. Turn the pressure valve to “sealing” not “venting”.
- Push the button “Pressure Cook”. Some models say “Manual”. Push the +/- button until the number reaches 8. (It will cook for 8 minutes.) It will take about 8 minutes to come up to pressure, then the IP (Instant Pot) will beep and start counting down from 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, it will beep again. At this point, you can push the pressure valve to Venting for quick release, or, let it release pressure naturally-which means do nothing at this time. It will take about 12 minutes for the pressure pin to drop letting you know you can open the lid. If you have very large chicken thighs, the natural release is a good idea but I didn't notice much difference. The thighs were tender with both methods.
- Remove the chicken thighs to a serving plate or place on top of cooked rice.
- Push “Sautee” button again. Stir together cornstarch and
1 tablespoonwater in a custard cup. When the sauce mixture is bubbly, pour the cornstarch mixture into the liquid chicken mixture and immediately stir until slightly thickened-about 30 seconds.
- Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken thighs. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
If you use bone-in chicken thighs, add 2 minutes on pressure cook time. Note: Soy Vay brand teriyaki sauce is concentrated so a little goes a long way. Other brands can easily be substituted. I love the flavor and it has tons of sesame seeds. I found it at Publix. Aldi has a Sesame Teriyaki that is equally yummy.
Hi! I’m Kathleen Royal Phillips. I’m a food stylist, cookbook author, mom and maker of shortcut recipes loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order. Why Grits and Gouda? I’m Southern with a pinch of gourmet and a dash of healthy and frugal…and so are my recipes. Most of my recipes on the have shortcuts in them but I also love to bake from scratch and make jams and pickles, but I also have a busy schedule-don’t we all! Instagram: gritsandgouda https://www.instagram.com/gritsandgouda/ Facebook: @gritsandgouda https://www.facebook.com/gritsandgouda/ Pinterest: Grits and Gouda https://www.pinterest.com/gritsandgouda/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kathlee24411362
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