If you need a quick and easy meal that is sure to please the whole family, this honey glazed chicken is it. All of the ingredients are things you probably keep on hand, so no hunting for some rare spices. It only takes about five minutes of prep time and fifteen minutes of cooking under high pressure. The end result is a sweet, glazed chicken that even most picky eaters will enjoy. Serve over rice with a side of veggies or a salad for a quick and easy meal.
For the photo, I sauteed onion and mini bell peppers separately and served them along with the honey glazed chicken over basmati rice.Some of my kiddos do not like a lot of spice, so instead of the red pepper flakes originally called for, I substituted a tiny bit of cayenne pepper.
Gluten and Dairy-free adjustments for honey glazed chicken
If you need to keep it gluten-free, be sure to check your soy sauce. La Choy soy sauce is gluten free, but most others are not. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos are also gluten free and a good substitute.
This recipe is already dairy free, so no substitutions are needed there.
Honey Glazed Chicken for Electric Pressure Cookers like the Instant Pot
- Electric pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot
- 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs Can use any boneless, skinless chicken, but I prefer the juiciness of dark meat.
- 1.5 cups onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 0.5 cup soy sauce Make sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce, like La Choy if you need it to be gluten-free.
- 0.25 cup ketchup
- 1 cup honey
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/3 tbsp red pepper flakes I used a dash of cayenne pepper instead to reduce the heat for my kiddos.
- Place everything in the pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Release the pressure. I usually allow it to do a natural release, but you can do a quick release with this recipe.
- Remove the chicken and slice. In the meantime, turn on the Saute function and allow the sauce to cook to thicken, stirring frequently for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the sliced chicken back to the pot and stir to coat.
- Serve over rice.
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