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How to make Instant Pot honey garlic chicken

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Chicken is a popular go-to protein for family dinners. It’s relatively easy to cook, has a mild enough flavor that no one objects to it, and it’s healthy too. With all of those good qualities, it’s no wonder it’s the most popular meat in this country. The recipe below will shake up even the most entrenched chicken routine.
This simple dish is easy to make and full of flavor. And best of all, it’s the kind of flavor the whole family is likely to enjoy. Served over steamed rice with a side of broccoli, it might take top honors for best weeknight dinner for kids and adults.
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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
6
10 minutes
13 minutes (plus 15 minutes to come to pressure)
38 minutes
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch made into a slurry with 2 tablespoons cold water
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh chives or scallions chopped (optional)
Fresh parsley (optional)
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, water, lemon juice and garlic.
Heat the Instant Pot using the sauté function. Add the oil and when hot, add the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until opaque, about 5 minutes.
Add the honey mixture to the pot and stir to coat the chicken.
Close the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Choose high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. Once the cooking time is finished, quick release the pressure.
Remove the lid and switch the pot to the sauté function. Heat until the sauce is bubbling and add the cornstarch slurry.
Cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, 2 or 3 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
Serve immediately. If desired, garnish with fresh chives, scallions or parsley.
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