Rating: 4.47 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

We love garlic and sesame sauce on chicken wings, and this is an entree version made with chicken thighs. Pressure cooking the chicken with the sauce infuses the chicken with serious flavor. We like to serve this with white rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat sesame oil in the pot. Add chicken thighs and saute until browned on the first side, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and flip the chicken, sauteing until the other side is browned and the garlic is fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes more. Hit Cancel and transfer the chicken to a plate using tongs or a slotted spoon.

  • Pour 1/4 cup water into the pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from the bottom. Whisk soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and honey together in a bowl until smooth. Return chicken to the pot and pour sauce over the top.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 6 to 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove chicken with tongs or a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • Mix remaining 2 tablespoons water with cornstarch in a small bowl. Turn on Saute function and whisk cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Cancel Saute function. Return chicken to the sauce, sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, and toss everything together.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 70.8mg; sodium 1264.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2020
Made it exactly as directed. Came out perfect! Paired it with white rice and a ginger-miso vegetable medley, and it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2021
Would have been better with more liquid. Perhaps chicken stock. Enjoyed the flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2020
Good, chicken very moist Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2020
The chicken was tender and the sauce was wonderful, serven on white rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2021
It was delicious ! Found a substitute hoisin sauce online, worked fine.. also used balsamic vinegar instead and diced onion for green.. we will save and make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2021
Easy and delicious. The cornstarch made the sauce too thick, so I added water, making more sauce. The extra sauce was great on rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2020
This turned out amazing. Easy to follow. Even though the recipe called for toasted seaseme seeds w/o instructions i did it and was very good. My family loved it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2020
This was really good. Thanks for sharing. I think we will add a little spice next time but this has a nice taste to it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2021
So easy and delicious!! My husband and I have added it to our rotation when doing meal planning. Read More