Honey Sesame Chicken

Ever since we had the Tefal Pressure Cooker, everything seems so much easier. You can’t deny technology. So now that my confinement period is over, it is time for me to relive my cooking story once again.

This Honey Sesame Chicken recipe is easy to make with the pressure cooker, featuring tender, bite-size chunks of chicken in a sweet, sticky sauce.

Serves 4-6 | 25 mins

Instructions:

  • 4 chicken breast/ 1 whole chicken
  • Black pepper


Step 1: Season chicken with freshly ground pepper. Preheat pressure cooking pot using the saute setting.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Step 2: Add oil, onion, garlic, and chicken to the pot and saute stirring occasionally until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.

  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 tbs red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup honey

Step 3: Add soy sauce, ketchup and red pepper flakes to the pressure cooking pot and stir to combine. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and do a quick pressure release.

Step 4: Add sesame oil and honey to the pot and stir to combine.

  • 2tbs cornstarch
  • 3tbs water
  • 2 spring onion chopped
  • Salt to taste

Step 5: In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the pot. Select Saute and simmer until sauce thickens.

Note: It’s important to bring the sauce back to a simmer after adding the slurry. That extra minute or two ensures that the cornstarch is fully cooked and that thickening agents activate to make a nice sauce for your dish.

Step 6: Stir in green onions. Add salt to taste. Serve over rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.


INGREDIENTS
4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced (about 2 lbs.)
Freshly ground pepper and salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
2 spring onions, chopped
Cooked rice, for serving
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish, optional

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