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Awesome Sauce Chicken


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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

An easy Instant Pot or Crockpot recipe for tender chicken tenderloins in a unique sauce with honey, mustard, soy sauce and more. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins or boneless thighs cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Pour water into Instant Pot. Place chicken evenly in the bottom of the pot. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, sriracha, mustard, honey and vinegar. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  3. In a small bowl stir together cornstarch with 2 Tbsp of cold water until smooth. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Stir the slurry into the pot to thicken the sauce. Once thickened, turn off the Instant Pot.
  4. Serve chicken and sauce with mashed potatoes or rice.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Pour water into slow cooker. Place chicken evenly in the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, sriracha, mustard, honey, vinegar and cornstarch. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  3. Serve chicken and sauce with mashed potatoes or rice.

Notes

To make pot-in-pot mashed potatoes at the same time: After step 1 place a tall trivet* into the pot around the chicken. In a pot-in-pot dish* add cubed potatoes that are mostly covered with water. (I used 6 red potatoes). Place the dish on top of the trivet. The potatoes will be perfectly cooked once the chicken is finished. Drain the potatoes and then mash them and stir in butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker