Pressure Cooker Sesame Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Sesame Chicken
Pressure Cooker Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker set to Sauté. Working in batches, sear chicken in oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes per batch; remove browned chicken to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  2. Mix soy sauce, garlic, red pepper, and sesame seeds together in a bowl.
  3. Return chicken to pressure cooker pot; add sauce and stir to coat.
  4. Seal lid on pressure cooker, turn steam vent to Sealing, select Poultry, and cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes. Immediately turn steam vent to Venting to Quick Release pressure. Press Cancel on pressure cooker and set to Sauté.
  5. Whisk cornstarch into water in a small bowl to dissolve; stir into the chicken mixture and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  6. Ladle chicken and sauce onto plates; garnish with green onion and additional sesame seeds to serve.
Mealthy Tip

This recipe features both sesame oil and sesame seeds. Both impart a rich, nutty flavor that makes this dish so distinct and delicious.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 339 calories; 18g fat; 3.6g carbohydrates; 43g protein; 208mg cholesterol; 1178mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.6g
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 1178mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Reviews

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Jen the Mighty says:

Easy, fast, delicious, and kid-friendly. Can't ask for more than that, especially during a crazy week. Fantastic.

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Katie Hason says:

I really liked this sesame chicken! I didn't serve it with rice, though, I used noodles. The sauce was easy and fantastic. This is the perfect weeknight meal.

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Jessica Scott says:

I really loved this sesame chicken, especially the sauce. It was really quick to make in the pressure cooker too. I gave it to the kids, and they loved it. If you want a thinner sauce, use 1 teaspoon cornstarch instead of two. So delicious, especially with brown rice.

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Maureen Dougherty says:

The recipe was easy to follow and turned out well. It was a little spicy and I added a teaspoon of honey. I might add a little more next time.

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Steven Gomes says:

I didn't add sesame seeds, but still enjoyed the rich flavor of this dish. This paired great with spiralized zucchini noodles.

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Jan Perlman says:

Received my MultiPot today and have already tried this recipe. My husband and I both loved it! I altered the recipe slightly and reduced the crushed red pepper to 1/2 tsp., and added a generous teaspoon of minced ginger. I think the recipe should also have called for a bit more liquid. On the whole, a very good dish and we enjoyed it thoroughly!