Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken was an immedaite hit when I made it for dinner last week. Not only was it a five ingredient recipe that took me literally less than 3 minutes to throw into the Instant Pot, it tasted amazing and we were all licking up the sauce from our plates.
I have had an Instant Pot for about six months now but to be honest, it has taken me some time to really come around and start using it. For the first six months, outside of a few beef recipes, I pretty much used it to make boiled eggs. And even though it makes amazing boiled eggs, I definitely wasn’t taking advantage of all this little pot has to offer. Recently after lots of prodding from readers and family members who love it, I have finally busted it out and unsurprisingly am loving it. As someone who loves slow cooked dishes but sometimes need something quick, this is the perfect solution. I can make all my favorite slow cooker dishes in about a tenth of the time it would normally take.
Now let’s talk about this dish. There are so many versions of honey garlic chicken out there and they are all delicious. The only problem is that most have so much honey, that it unfortunately isn’t the healthiest dish, having more sugar than many desserts. This lightened up version has just enough sweetness from three tablespoons of honey but isn’t overly sticky sweet. I promise you won’t miss all the extra honey. Paired with the soy sauce and ketchup, it creates this amazingly delicious sauce that is flecked with garlic. So good.
When making this Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken, you can make the following adjustments: