This Instant Pot® recipe is perfect for a school night or whenever you need a quick dinner!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins
10 mins
55 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Pour in olive oil and warm until hot. Add chicken thighs and brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and garlic in a bowl for the marinade. Pour marinade over chicken thighs in the pot and bring to a simmer; cook for 2 minutes and scrape browned bits off bottom of pot. Turn off Saute mode. Close and lock the lid.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Stir cold water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Remove chicken thighs from Instant Pot® and transfer to a plate.

  • Select Saute function. Pour cornstarch mixture into the remaining sauce in the pot. Cook until sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off Saute mode. Pour some of the sauce over teriyaki thighs and serve.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 71.6mg; sodium 1876mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Added to my favorites! Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
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Rating: 5 stars
Yum Yum Yum! I followed the directions exactly except I did a quick release and it was fine. This chicken was delicious! Served with white rice but next time I'll add some snow peas and/or mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
We really liked this. It took on great flavor with the sauce. I almost doubled the soy sauce because I used 7 pieces of chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Added to my favorites! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
No changes! It was simple and very tasty! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!!! Exactly as the recipe stated. Read More
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Quick, easy, and tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was amazing. I am a teriyaki fanatic and this recipe did not disappoint. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A very good and EZY! recipe. I did not strain out the scallions rather I left the and all of the juice in the pot and thickened it and it was fine. Next time I am adding some shrooms. I didn't give this 5 stars because, even though Taster Brother loved it, I thought it lacked the WOW factor. Read More