Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Honey-Garlic Chicken and Snow Peas

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Rated 4.0 based on 9 customer reviews


  • 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1-inch cubed
  • 1½ cups white rice, rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias


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  1. Combine garlic, ginger, tomato paste, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and sesame oil in the inner pot of a pressure cooker; add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Combine rice, salt, and 1½ cups water in an ovenproof bowl that will fit in the cooker and has at least six cups capacity.
  3. Place steamer rack on top of chicken with arms facing up. Place bowl onto rack.
  4. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  5. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 10 minutes on High pressure.
  6. Once the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork. Lay snow peas onto the rice.
  8. Lock pressure cooker lid in place. Let snow peas steam in residual heat for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove bowl and trivet from pot. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  10. Press Sauté on slow cooker.
  11. Whisk cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl until smooth; stir into the sauce in the pot with a whisk and cook until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Divide snow peas, rice, and chicken between 4 sealable meal containers. Drizzle sauce over each portion; garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
Mealthy tip:

Snap peas can be substituted in place of the snow peas, if you prefer. Toasting sesame brings out the natural nutty flavor of the seeds. They add an additional layer of flavor and crunch to this dish.


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Eric Hamblin says:

Having the chicken on the bottom resulted in the burn indicator to turn on. Never would pressurize.

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Ken Losurdo says:

Good recipe but I think the tomato paste overpowered the rest of the flavors. Will try again with half the paste.

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sarita Arora says:

The chicken was tender but the taste was not as good as I thought it would be. It was bland and couldn’t taste the sweetness. I don’t think I’ll make this again :(

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Hector Jonass says:

The flavor of this sauce would earn five stars all on its own. Loved the technique on the snow peas. Perfectly steamed without losing the snap to them. Far too often, I end up with mushy snow peas, which is an utter waste! Thanks for that tip!

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Melissa Hunter says:

Honey garlic chicken is my favorite. I used ketchup instead of tomato paste and it was easy and delicious. Also, I served it over brown rice. Delicious!

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Erica Schaefer says:

This recipe cooks two dishes at once. Can you say obsessed? Just when I thought I had seen it all. Mind blown. For my meal prep did half the week with brown rice, and the other half of the week with zoodles. Fantastic.

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Julie Hession says:

I wish the recipes came with Nutrition info. Calories, carbs, etc

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Laura Griffin says:

I made this honey garlic chicken and snow peas recipe for my weekday meal prep and it was perfectly delicious! The sauce is so good, I want to use it on everything! I used thighs instead of breasts, and the meat was really flavorful and juicy. It was the perfect, quick and easy meal prep dish. I am definitely going to add it to my rotation.

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Caro Hodgin says: