This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is quick and easy comfort food that will make your mouth water! Everyone will love its sweet and savory honey garlic sauce and juicy chicken thighs where the meat falls off the bone. A perfect weeknight dinner idea made in the Instapot…

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is one of our most popular Instant Pot recipes along with Instant Pot Chicken Noodle SoupInstant Pot Honey Garlic Shrimp and Instant Pot Pad Thai and Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork.

If you prefer to use a slow cooker version, try Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and for a stir fry variation try Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry.


How to Make Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken is easy to make in an Instapot with a few simple steps:

Step 1: Sauté the Chicken in the Instant Pot

Using the sauté function, add the chicken thighs to the Instant Pot and sear for 2 minutes per side until starting to brown. This is necessary to develop the flavors given the quick cooking cycle.

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Step 2: Pressure Cook in the Instant Pot

Once the chicken is lightly browned, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or so. Then add all the remaining ingredients: potatoes, carrots, onion, soy sauce, honey, ketchup and oregano. Cover the Instant Pot and lock the lid into place. Now select the Manual setting with High Pressure and set a timer of 10 minutes.

Step 3: Season and Serve

Following your Instant Pot’s safety instructions, carefully open the Quick Release knob to bring down the pressure. This will take a minute or two. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Then garnish with optional fresh parsley and serve!

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Tips and Secrets for Making Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Select the largest chicken thighs you can find, since they shrink during cooking; skinless thighs are the healthiest option.
  • If you want to include a green vegetable like broccoli, cook it separately since it requires less time. Then add it in at the end for a splash of color.
  • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top for a beautiful serving presentation
  • Using low sodium soy sauce will give you some flexibility to adjust saltiness before serving.

Equipment for Making Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Any Instant Pot will work for this recipe, and I use a 6-quart programmable model
  • Kitchen tongs are helpoful for removing the honey garlic chicken from the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken with Vegetables

The easiest, most unbelievably delicious Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken With Vegetables. It’s one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes: succulent chicken cooked in honey, garlic, soy sauce and mixed vegetables for a complete meal that's ready in 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 623 kcal
Author TipBuzz


Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs bone-in, skin on
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes halved
  • 2 large carrots peeled
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • fresh parsley chopped, for serving optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 1/4 cup ketchup or tomato paste
  • 2 tsp oregano


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ketchup and oregano. Reserve.

  2. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté mode. When hot add the olive oil and chicken thighs skin-side down.

  3. Sauté for 2 minutes until lightly browned. Then turn the pieces and sauté again on the other side.

  4. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Then add the potatoes, carrots and onions followed by the reserved sauce.

  5. Cover the Instant Pot and select the Manual setting with High Pressure for 10 minutes.

  6. When the cycle is complete, following the manufacturer's safety precautions, open the Quick Release knob and wait a minute for the pressure to come down.

  7. Carefully remove the cover. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with optional fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

Note that your Instant Pot® settings may vary depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer's guide.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 1371mg 57%
Potassium 1276mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 30g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 127.9%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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