Its getting cold outside, so its the perfect time for trying out some warm and comforting meals. This Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken is an amazing healthy, delicious, and easy meal. Throw some chicken breasts and simple sauce ingredients into your Instant Pot while you cook some rice, and you’ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes! Or your Meal Prep for the next few days done.
Chicken Breast. For a lean and high protein option, this recipe calls for chicken breast. If you prefer dark meat, you could easily sub in boneless and skinless chicken thighs.
Soy Sauce. For that salty, umami flavor. See the next section for a Gluten Free/Whole 30 substitution.
Rice Wine Vinegar. Less acidic than regular vinegar, with a slightly sweet mild flavor.
Honey. Honey adds the sweetness, since Teriyaki is a sweet sauce. Teriyaki sauce usually contains brown sugar, but this version is refined sugar free.
Garlic. Flavor benefits and health benefits galore!!! Did you know garlic has tons of health benefits for your heart and blood?
Ginger. Just like garlic, Ginger adds a boost of flavor as well as health benefits. Slightly spicy and adds some heat to this dish.
White pepper. White pepper is more mild than black pepper and is commonly used in Asian cooking. If you don’t have any, you could always sub in black pepper!
Whole 30 Compliant Substitutions
While this Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, there are still some ingredients that strict adherents of Whole 30 may not want to use.
- Instead of Soy Sauce, you can use Coconut Aminos
- In place of Honey, you can use Date Syrup (Whole30 guidelines specify you can add dates for a hint of sweetness to a sauce, though you shouldn’t be snacking on them), or simply leave it out for a less sweet sauce
- Instead of rice, try some sweet potatoes or cauliflower rice, or leave it out!
For a vegetarian or vegan option, try replacing the chicken with some Tofu or Tempeh! The sauce ingredients will remain the same.