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Sweet and Spicy Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Are you looking for a quick and delicious chicken recipe? Look no further! This sweet and spicy Instant Pot chicken breast is the perfect dish to satisfy your taste buds. With just a few simple ingredients and the magic of the Instant Pot, you can have a flavorful and tender chicken breast in no time.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Sliced green onions (for garnish)


  1. Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, minced garlic, ground ginger, black pepper, and water.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot and pour the sauce mixture over them.
  4. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
  5. Press the “Pressure Cook” button and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then carefully do a quick release.
  7. Remove the chicken breasts from the Instant Pot and set them aside.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water to make a slurry.
  9. Switch the Instant Pot to the “Saute” mode and add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce.
  10. Stir the sauce continuously until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  11. Turn off the Instant Pot and return the chicken breasts to the pot.
  12. Coat the chicken breasts with the thickened sauce.
  13. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
  14. Serve the sweet and spicy Instant Pot chicken breast with your favorite side dishes, such as steamed rice or roasted vegetables.

This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want a flavorful meal without spending hours in the kitchen. The Instant Pot does all the work for you, infusing the chicken breasts with the sweet and spicy sauce, resulting in tender and juicy meat.

The combination of soy sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, garlic, and ginger creates a balance of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The cornstarch slurry helps thicken the sauce, making it cling to the chicken breasts and ensuring every bite is packed with flavor.

Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less sriracha sauce. You can also customize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs and spices. The possibilities are endless!

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, this sweet and spicy Instant Pot chicken breast is sure to impress. It’s a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or sliced and added to salads, wraps, or sandwiches.

So why wait? Grab your Instant Pot and give this recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!



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