Honey Teriyaki Chicken Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Recipe – 5 Weight Watchers Points
Slow Cooker OR Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
I’ve found it for you! A healthy, easy, and delicious chicken recipe. Even better, this teriyaki chicken is made in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, so it is super easy! It is one of our favorite chicken instant pot recipes. It is also one of 30 healthy pressure cooker recipes that we love! If you’re doing the Weight Watchers program, this recipe comes in at five freestyle points!
Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:
No bottled teriyaki sauce here, folks. Sure, that would be easy, but this homemade teriyaki sauce isn’t hard to make and it is a much better choice if you’re interested in reducing refined sugars and preservatives in your food.
Bonus tip: to be extra healthy, serve with brown rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa.
This is one of the first recipes I tried in the Instant Pot. It had me at hello! 😀 This instant pot recipe is a breeze to put together and speeds up getting dinner on the table. I only had to cook the chicken for about 15 minutes. And it is cool that you can just thicken up the sauce really quick in there too.
Sometimes (or a lot of times) my dinner planning skills are just not up to par and I end up looking for something quick and easy that I can throw together at the last hour. Of course, the Instant Pot is perfect for those kinds of days. Am I right or am I right!?
How Much Chicken Does this Recipe Make?
When I use 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast, I end up with about 8 cups of shredded teriyaki chicken with this recipe. Hope that helps to give you an idea of how much you’ll end up with!
If I have a lot of leftovers, I’ll portion and bag it up then throw it in the FREEZER for another night. PERFECT!
I have the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart. Last time it went on sale, I snagged one for myself and am loving it! You can see if there are any instant pot deals on our online deals database!
This is an easy, family-friendly and healthy recipe. Give it a try! I hope you love it too! And if you need it to be gluten-free, just use a gluten-free soy sauce.
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Healthy Honey Sesame Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe - 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points
- Small bowl
- Pressure Cooker
- Slow Cooker
- 2 to 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup diced onion
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil or olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
- sesame seeds
- Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes.
Preparing For the Freezer:
- Put the seasoned chicken and sauce into a large resealable bag. Freeze. (The fully prepared and cooked chicken also freezes well.)
Prepare after Freezing:
- Let thaw in fridge for 24 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours. (Or you can cook from frozen for about 5-6 hours.) Remove chicken from slow cooker, but leave the sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of cold water and pour into the sauce; stir to combine. Leave lid off and cook sauce on high for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, cut or shred chicken into bite-size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Spray inside of pot with nonstick cooking spray. Place seasoned chicken inside. Add 1/2 cup water to the sauce and pour it in the pot. Cook for 15 minutes (about 18 minutes for larger chicken breasts), until chicken is done. Remove chicken and shred. Use saute setting and stir cornstarch into the sauce. Let cook until slightly thickened. Then return shredded chicken to pot, toss with sauce, and serve.
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 7 per serving (if you reduce honey and sesame oil by half) - 12 Weight Watchers Points if you prepare the recipe as written.
Recipe Adapted From: Six Sisters' Stuff and Baby Center