Cooking while pregnant has been a new adventure. I haven’t had too many aversions or any super strong cravings, but if there’s one thing I really can’t stand, it’s the smell of raw chicken. Lucky for me, cooking with the pressure cooker means not only is dinner ready with minimal work on my end, but it’s also ready with minimal raw meat handling.
With this pressure cooker chicken teriyaki dish, dinner is ready quickly and simply. All you need to do is pop all the ingredients into the pressure cooker, set it and let the chicken cook through. Once it’s ready, the chicken will be super tender and easily shreddable with just two forks.
I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs, but you could also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you prefer. Often times chicken breasts can be dry and overcooked, but with the pressure cooker, that’s almost impossible.
This recipe requires minimal prep and no chopping, making it the perfect weeknight dish. You’ll likely have most of the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge, meaning you can come home after a day of work and have an incredible, easy dinner ready. Cook up some rice after setting the pressure cooker and you’ll have dinner in 30 minutes or less.
The chicken is tender and flavorful and the teriyaki sauce recipe is sweet and savory. You’ll want to pour spoonfuls of the delicious sauce over a bed of warm, fluffy rice.
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- cold water
- Add chicken to pressure cooker
- In a separate bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar
- Pour sauce mixture over chicken
- Pressure cooker at high pressure for 10 minutes
- Allow pressure to naturally release and open pressure cooker
- Shred chicken
- Set pressure cooker to saute or auxiliary cooking method
- In a small bowl, gradually add water to cornstarch until a paste is made
- Slowly add paste to pressure cooker
- Stir until sauce has reached desired thickness and consistency
Cook time depends on dependent on the time it takes your pressure cooker to reach high pressure and naturally release pressure