Do you own an Instant Pot yet? It’s the ultimate mom life saver. I use it weekly to cook spaghetti in 8 minutes, tender beef stew in half the time and these one pot instant pot chicken rice bowls. If you don’t know what it is, it’s an all in one pressure cooker that doubles as a rice cooker steamer even a cheesecake maker! My youngest is extremely clingy these days. Frankly he won’t let me cook without needing attention, so any type of one pot meal is a win! If you’re still reading though, you probably own one so I’ll spare you the praise. This is NOT a sponsored post, but as you may already know I love sharing tips to make your life easier.
It’s always nice to wash a few dishes instead of a million too. I throw everything in my pressure cooker and dinner is done.
Why You’ll Love this Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe
- Family friendly – So lets talk teriyaki chicken. I think it’s pretty much up there with the chicken nuggets category. I get dozens and dozens of messages from moms saying, ” my child only eats teriyaki chicken or nuggets.” That said, It starts to get pricey if you buy take out everyday. So here’s a fast easy fix. You can choose whichever teriyaki sauce your child prefers or which ever one suits your nutritional needs. Some are higher in sugar than others with more additives, so feel free to choose what you like.
- Fast and Easy – One pot meals mean less dishes and pots to put away and quick to the table.
Another tip to include more veggies into this dish is to add steamed cauliflower into the rice once already cooked. I love the frozen kinds that you steam in the microwave. Just adding a tablespoon into a rice serving gives a boost in nutrition. Without further ado, here’s how to make this super easy dinner! This is also a much faster recipe to make instead of a slow cooker.
How to make Instant Pot Asian Chicken Thighs Recipe
First you want to pour oil, water, bouillon, and salt into the Instant Pot Bowl. Press the “saute” button and cook until the bouillon cube dissolves (about 5 minutes) Push “cancel.”
You’ll then want to add in the rice and stir until covered by water. Gently place chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs on top of the rice.
You’ll then pour your teriyaki sauce, garlic, and ginger on top of the chicken. Lock the lid and seal the valve. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Yes, just 4 minutes. Let it natural release for 8 minutes.
Next, while it’s pressure cooking, cut up your broccoli into bite size florets. Then you’ll want to release the valve to venting, open and place broccoli in the pot. This is a hard release as opposed to a natural release. Lock lid and seal valve again, for another 5 minutes. By the way you don’t add the broccoli until now so it won’t get soggy. Trust me I’ve tried to save time, but failed!
Release and open lid. Remove chicken and cut into cubes or strips. Mix it back into the rice and combine. Dish in bowls and top with sesame seeds and additional teriyaki sauce if desired. Serve the instant pot chicken rice bowl immediately while warm. Enjoy!
Cooks Tips to Make Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
- Type of Chicken – If you want a softer texture, try using boneless chicken thighs. Often times its not as dry as chicken breast.
One Pot Instant Pot Chicken Rice Bowls
- 1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 cube chicken bouillon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups white Jasmine rice
- 8 frozen chicken tenderloins Kirkland brand from Costco are most moist
- 2 cups teriyaki sauce
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Sprinkle sesame seeds
- Pour oil, water, bouillon, and salt in Instant Pot bowl. Press “Saute” button and cook until cube dissolves, about 5 minutes. Push “Cancel.”
- Add in rice and stir until covered by water. Gently place chicken tenderloins on top of rice.
- Pour teriyaki sauce, garlic, and ginger on top of chicken. Lock lid and seal valve. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Let it natural release for 8 minutes.
- Release the valve to venting, open and place broccoli in the pot. Lock lid and seal valve again, for another 5 minutes.
- 5. Release and open lid. Remove chicken and cut into cubes or strips. Mix it back into the rice and combine. Dish in bowls and top with sesame seeds and additional teriyaki sauce if desired. Serve immediately while warm.
Looking for more chicken dinner ideas? Try these:
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