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Instant Pot® Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"An easy weeknight meal that's ready in about 30 minutes. The sticky sauce is delicious and goes great over stir-fry veggies, lo mein noodles, or rice."
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35 m servings 367
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Whisk chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, and pepper together in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Add chicken thighs and turn to coat with the sauce. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove chicken thighs and set aside, keeping them warm.
  3. Select Saute function. Stir together water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add slurry to Instant Pot(R). Cook and stir until sauce has thickened and reduced, about 5 minutes. Return chicken thighs to the sauce and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 367 calories; 17.8 21.4 30 107 1096 Full nutrition

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I doubled the recipe for the sauce. Glad I did because the whole family loved the sauce, and drizzled on their rice. Good amount of sweetness with spice.

It was just ok I won’t be making it again

entire family enjoyed this. very delicious . nice touch of heat but not a lot . nice and tender chicken . will definitely make again . of course if the heat scares you , then just add less pepp...