This Honey Garlic Chicken can be made in your Instant Pot pressure cooker OR slow cooker and is a big hit with everyone who tries it!
One of my biggest goals in life right now is to create as many family-friendly DINNER recipes that are quick, easy, and still fall in the healthy or at least healthy-ish category as I can.
Some days, healthy-ish is a big win in my book. Especially if the whole family is happily eating what I serve them. Anyone with me there?
That’s my mission. And I’m not stopping until I have enough quick, easy, and healthy dinner recipes that everyone loves that I will always have more than enough to choose from. It won’t be easy. But what can I say? I love a good challenge.
Honey Garlic Chicken
So here’s a recipe for you that meets the above criteria. I wasn’t sure if my kids would go for the chicken because they are anti-sauce. The best part of any recipe is the sauce, and my kids basically hate sauce. Weirdos.
Nonetheless, the first time I made this Honey Garlic Chicken I said, “Well, this is dinner so you better eat up or you’ll be hungry!” or something along those lines and they ate it all. And so I called it a win.
All of the adults who have tried this needed no coaxing and it’s been an instant hit. Speaking of instant, I have two ways you can make this and both are super easy.
You can make it in your Instant Pot using the pressure cooker OR slow cooker function. Whichever works better for your schedule!
The Instant Pot is known for its pressuring cooking function, but did you know it’s a multi-purpose appliance that can also be used as a slow cooker?! Heck yes. I love it especially because the inner pot is stainless steel and not coated the way most slow cookers are.
What to Serve with Honey Garlic Chicken
You absolutely must serve this with this Jasmine Ginger rice!
The flavors are just perfect together. I also recommend Luke’s Favorite Broccoli.
Both of those will be easy to whip up while your Honey Garlic Chicken is cooking.
Chicken Breasts or Thighs?
You could technically use either here, but I recommend boneless, skinless thighs for this recipe. Thighs are much more forgiving when you’re cooking them in a pressure cooker or slow cooker, and are less prone to overcooking and drying out. They give great flavor for this recipe and you’ll be happy with them. I trim the fat first and recommend you do that, too.
I know that you’re going to LOVE this recipe and it’ll become a part of your regular rotation. If you want more healthy chicken dinner recipes, give this Oven Baked Caprese Chicken a try. It’s another good one!Print
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