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Easy Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken-WW Friendly!

Only 4 Smartpoints per serving!

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Pressure cookers and Instant Pots seriously make dinner easier than ever! Considering chicken is a ZERO-point food on the Weight Watcher Freestyle plan, I am constantly trying to cook up something new and different, as it gets old eating plain chicken all the time. With Chinese being one of my favorite cuisines, I came up with Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken! Let me just say, this quickly became a family favorite. Plus, it’s a great alternative to take out.

While I use my Instant Pot for this teriyaki chicken recipe, you can use any pressure cooker.

Typically, I also serve this up with a side Instant Pot Lo Mein, you can find that great side dish recipe here. You could also make some steamed veggies (ZERO points) and end dinner with this chocolatey treat!

Instant Pots are definitely the way to go in the summertime! You can still have a delicious home-cooked meal without heating the whole house! But, be sure to check out the TIPS above the recipe, especially if you want to switch it up as a slow cooker/crockpot teriyaki chicken recipe.

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Easy Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken-WW Friendly

You will fall in love with this savory, low point Teriyaki Chicken! This dish is WW friendly, easy to make, and is a ONE POT MEAL! You can also serve it up with my favorite Instant Pot Lo Mein or steamed veggies! Only 4 Smart Points per serving! #ww #weightwatchers #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #freestylerecipes

Ingredients for Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

2 1/2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken breast diced.

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup soy sauce (low-sodium)

1 tbsp. sweet chili sauce

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 minced Garlic cloves

½ cup water or fat-free low sodium chicken stock

Optional 2-3 tbsp of cornstarch and water to mix for a slurry

Optional garnish: diced green onions and sesame seeds

 

Ingredients for Teriyaki Chicken

Tips for Cooking Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

  • You can also combine all liquid ingredients first, then pour over the chicken.
  • If you wanted to use whole chicken breasts, you can just adjust your time. Then just shred it after it finishes
  • Like spicy? Add some sriracha or diced jalapenos!
  • Please use low sodium soy! If not you may find it a little too salty!
  • If you like a little more of an Asian flavor, don’t be scared to add a little rice vinegar.
  • For a more “saucy” version, Dip the chicken out into a bowl. Press cancel, then sauté. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Gradually add in the cornstarch slurry, while constantly stirring. This will thicken the liquid if you wanted to have more of a sticky sauce to top the teriyaki chicken.IP Teriyaki Chicken in a white bowl

How to Make Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken in the instant pot

Pour 1/2 cup of water into Instant Pot. Place diced chicken in the pot

Honey being poured into instant pot for teriyaki chicken

Pour the remaining ingredients for the teriyaki chicken on top

top view of honey and chicken in instant pot IP Teriyaki Chicken

Set Instant Pot on High Pressure (Manual) 12 minutes. Then quick release when finished.

All ingredients in the IP for teriyaki chicken A scoop of the teriyaki chicken over the instant pot IP Teriyaki Chicken in a white bowl, close up

Enjoy your delicious, savory Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki! 

Servings: 8 (Serving size is considered 4oz which is about 1 cup.) 4 points per serving

Serve with steamed veggies or this lo-mein, just remember to add in the points if you are tracking with Weight Watchers.

Be sure to check out the video below! 

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken-WW Friendly, ONLY 4 Smart Points!

Don't forget to check out the Tips section above for some variations of the recipe, only with ways to make your teriyaki sauce thicker and/or spicier! Serves 8; each serving is about 1 cup; 4 Smartpoints per serving! Pair with IP Lo Mein or steamed veggies for the perfect, easy weeknight meal!

  • 2 1/2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken breast diced.
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 minced Garlic cloves
  • ½ cup water or fat-free low sodium chicken stock
  • Optional 2-3 tbsp of cornstarch and water to mix for a slurry
  • Optional garnish: diced green onions and sesame seeds

Pour 1/2 cup of water into Instant Pot. Place diced chicken in the pot. Pour the remaining ingredients on top. Set Instant Pot on High Pressure (Manual) 12 minutes. Then quick release when finished.

Cooking Teriyaki Chicken in the Slow Cooker

If you wanted to turn this Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken into a slow cooker version, just combine all of the ingredients, minus the cornstarch slurry. Then cook on low for 2-3 hours. If you would like the sauce to be thicker (after it’s finished cooking) slowly stir in the slurry and let it simmer another 15 minutes. If you wanted the teriyaki sauce to be thinner add a little water or chicken stock until desired consistency.

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