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Small plate containing shredded chicken with a homemade teriyaki sauce over the top with pineapple chunks and green beans on the side
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Homemade instant pot teriyaki chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal that's ready in 20 minutes! The juicy and tender shredded chicken is covered and cooked in a sweet and sticky sauce. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: homemade teriyaki chicken, instant pot teriyaki chicken, teriyaki chicken
Servings: 6 people
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ cup + 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 2 lbs
  • scallions, to garnish
  • pineapple chunks, to garnish
  1.  Whisk together soy sauce, light brown sugar, water, red wine vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, black pepper, red wine vinegar, and cornstarch together in a small mixing bowl. 

  2. Place thawed or frozen chicken breasts in the instant pot, add the combined sauce over the chicken breasts. 

  3. Place the lid on the instant pot, select manual pressure, then high pressure, and add 10 minutes for thawed chicken breasts or 20 minutes for frozen chicken breasts. 

  4. Once the instant pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally until the valve is down. Take off the lid and shred chicken breasts. 

  5. Serve and garnish with sliced scallions and pineapple chunks.