Why choose takeout when you can make this at home in the Instant Pot® with better results? This recipe can easily be doubled to feed four. You'll just need to do the chicken in two separate batches. All other directions remain the same. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve over rice, if desired.

Soup Loving Nicole
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sauce:
Chicken:

Directions

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  • Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, tomato paste, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Set sauce aside.

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  • Place egg in a shallow bowl. Place cornstarch in a second shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces in egg, coat in cornstarch, then place on a plate.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil and heat for about 1 minute. Add chicken in a single layer and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  • Stir sesame seeds, garlic, and ginger paste into the pot. Whisk in chicken broth and the reserved sauce until combined; cook for 2 minutes. Press Cancel button. Add chicken to the pot and stir to coat.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the quick release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Stir the chicken.

  • Select Saute function again and cook until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can find ginger paste in the produce section.

Nutrition Facts

653 calories; 23.8 g total fat; 230 mg cholesterol; 901 mg sodium. 51.9 g carbohydrates; 56 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
Delicious!!! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2019
i made this tonight. even added more broth before pressure cooking and ut burnt even before it got to pressure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
Delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
We loved this and plan to have often. Followed the recipe except used local skinless boneless breast cut to bite size pieces. I' m lucky to have a butcher who weighs out my purchases. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2020
Made this tonight and thought the flavor was great. Only thing I substituted was ground ginger since I didn’t have ginger paste. I expected that the chicken might burn so I tossed the chicken with the sauce and then returned to the Instant Pot but with a trivet between the chicken and bottom of the pot. Unfortunately this did not stop it from burning and I ended up finishing the chicken up in the oven. Not sure how to prevent burning, but I would try doubling the sauce next time to see if this helps. Instant Pots are tricky like that! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2020
Follow the recipe only tippled ingredients for larger quantity to feed family unfortunately did not turn out well attempted the pressure cook step and my pressure cooker preheated but did not pressurize then indicated food burning tried to repeat step and same thing happened. I proceeded to remove the mixture and scrub out the inner pot I then added more chicken stock stir in mixture and proceeded to pressure cook. This finally worked but broccoli ended up overlooked and the overall dish had a burnt flavor chalked up as an epic fail. I have since leaned for pressure cook setting to work there needs to be at least 1.5 cups of liquid in inner pot may attempt again as soon as I can figure out the right consistency for the sauce to be liquid enough for pressure cook setting and still turn out thicker in the end. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2020
To keep from burning added a cup of broth. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
I thought this was outstanding. It was just the right balance of tangy sweet and spicy. I may time down there red pepper a bit next time for my kiddo but I thought it was fantastic. I doubled the recipe and made it in my 8qt IP. It came out perfectly tender chicken full bodied sauce. This is a definite keeper! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2019
i made this tonight. even added more broth before pressure cooking and ut burnt even before it got to pressure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2020
Tasty but a bit spicy for my family. Next time I will use half as much red pepper Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2020
It was good but I don't think there was enough liquid for my Instant pot I got the "burned food" message. So I took it out of the instant pot and finished in a frying pan. Read More