Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Today I am sharing an easy and delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe. If you also jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon and got yourself one or received one from Christmas then this recipe is a must try.

I ended up getting an Instant Pot on sale during Black Friday last year and it was a great investment. So far I have been using it lots and making lots of healthy meals for our family. I have also been buying less canned items and pre-made bottled sauces and making my own from scratch.

I love that the Instant Pot allows me to make one pot meals with less mess to clean after and things are cooked fast. I can start dinner a bit later in the evening and often within 30 minutes I have a delicious and healthy meal on the table.

This Insta Pot Teriyaki Chicken is full of flavour and the chicken comes out tender and delicious. Full recipe below.


Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Yield: 6 people

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

This Insta Pot Teriyaki Chicken is full of flavour and the chicken comes out tender and delicious.

Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 1 days 1 hour
Total Time 1 days 6 hours


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • half a cup of green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • For after, don't mix with sauce yet
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 cup cold water


1. Combine all teriyaki sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Don't mix the cornstarch and water yet.

2. Turn on the Instant Pot and select sauté mode. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the chicken, about 3 minutes per side.

3. Add the teriyaki sauce mixture, cover and lock the lid. Cook in manual mode for 20 minutes. Once the 20 minutes are done turn off the pot and allow it to release pressure naturally.

4. Mix the cornstarch and cold water in a cup, dissolve and add it to sauce in the pot.

5. Turn on the Instant Pot and select sauté mode, mix well for a few minutes, add water if too thick.

6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired. Serve over rice.



Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Our latest kitchen addition, the Instant Pot.

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Love the sesame seeds! Make sure you toast them a bit before using them.

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Serve on rice.

Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

I always serve it on ice with a huge green salad side.

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31 responses to “Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe”

  1. Calvin — January 6, 2018 @ 11:57 am (#)

    Haven’t had teriyaki in so long! This is great, makes me want an instant pot to make it.

  2. LILLIAN BROWN — January 6, 2018 @ 1:09 pm (#)

    Thanks this is a recipe we would enjoy

  3. Erin N — January 6, 2018 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    This looks so good! I love one-pot meals. I have a slow cooker, but I really want to get one of these InstaPots – they look awesome! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  4. Jenn — January 6, 2018 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    I wish I got the Instant Pot! My husband loves teriyaki chicken and this method sounds like such a healthy and convenient way to prepare dinner (I usually resort to a pre-made teriyaki chicken sauce and make stir fry)!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen — January 6, 2018 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    This is my kind of food, unfortunately I don’t have an Instant Pot but I do have 2 pressure cookers so I’ll simply use one of those, that should work too.

  6. lori galbraith — January 7, 2018 @ 6:22 am (#)

    Everything I love in a recipe! Sounds like a winner that we would love.

  7. kristen visser — January 7, 2018 @ 8:04 am (#)

    mmm This looks really good! I love chicken teriyaki. I always do mine on the frying pan because I dont have an instant pot …. yet!! Its on my must get list

  8. Florence Cochrane — January 8, 2018 @ 7:08 am (#)

    I bookmarked this one. I am looking for more recipes to try in my instant pot. This one looks delicious.

  9. Krista M — January 8, 2018 @ 7:29 am (#)

    Teriyaki is one of our most favorite family dinner flavors! I would love to have an Instant Pot to make things easier!

  10. Shirley — January 14, 2018 @ 6:29 am (#)

    The teriyaki sauce looks delicious

  11. lilly kavanagh — January 15, 2018 @ 7:56 am (#)

    We bought one recently and can’t wait to use it 🙂

  12. AD — January 18, 2018 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    I really want an Instant Pot! I have heard such amazing things about it!

  13. HEIDI C. — January 23, 2018 @ 11:28 pm (#)

    I love chicken teriyaki. I just need an instant pot so I can make this delicious-looking and sounding recipe.

  14. Jenn Lane — January 30, 2018 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    Tested and family enjoyed! Thanks for the post/idea.

  15. Debbie White Beattie — February 2, 2018 @ 2:07 am (#)

    This looks like an interesting recipe especially because I’ve never used sesame seeds before but I bet this is deliciously sweet.

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen — February 18, 2018 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    I really enjoy teriyaki and use it all the time in a stir fry.

  17. Mike Gismondi — March 13, 2018 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    This looks delicious!

  18. Elva Roberts — March 19, 2018 @ 10:44 am (#)

    I have a slow cooker and I think I could make this healthy and delicious recipe in it by adjusting the time, etc. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  19. Tammi L. — May 4, 2018 @ 6:24 pm (#)

    This looks so good! And it’s stuff I always have, other than sesame seeds which is easy to add to the list!

  20. Phyllis A Huebbe — May 16, 2018 @ 8:37 am (#)

    I like Chicken teriyaki but don’t have an instant pot

  21. Wanda Tracey — May 16, 2018 @ 10:31 pm (#)

    I am excited to try this chicken teriyaki in my instantpot.It will be as delicious as is sounds and looks I’m sure. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  22. Bruce L. — May 23, 2018 @ 5:27 pm (#)

    The wife bought an instant pot last year and still hasn’t tried it. Maybe this will do it since our daughter loves chicken teriyaki!

  23. Sarah — June 8, 2018 @ 1:46 pm (#)

    I’ve heard great things about the Instant Pot and am interested in trying one out. Teriyaki chicken is a personal favourite!

  24. Kristi — September 16, 2018 @ 12:44 pm (#)

    This would be such an easy meal to put together. I love using my Instant Pot.

  25. Jon T — February 15, 2019 @ 8:55 am (#)

    I so need to get an Instant Pot.. looks yummy!

  26. Shirley — May 12, 2019 @ 5:07 pm (#)

    I dont have an instant pot if I did I would make this it looks very good

  27. Shirley P — October 10, 2019 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    This looks delicious I love teriyaki Sauce

  28. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) — November 16, 2019 @ 3:33 am (#)

    This sounds delicious. Sesame seeds are my favourite.

  29. Linda Bragg — November 17, 2019 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    I love teriyaki chicken… I’d love to have an instant pot as I’ve heard lots of good about them.. this recipe sounds great!!

  30. Shirley O — November 25, 2019 @ 9:33 am (#)

    This looks so delicious. I have been wanting an instant pot for a while now because there are so many yummy recipes for it.

  31. Jenn E — December 3, 2019 @ 6:29 pm (#)

    this looks delicious! the Instant Pot sounds like a lifesaver.. i am a big fan of one pot meals!

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