Tender bites of chicken thighs are cooked in a honey-soy-garlic sauce and then served over ramen-style noodles with stir fried vegetables. This chicken is just as good as what you’d order in a restaurant. The name Bourbon Chicken comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, which it’s named after.
For the chicken:
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat and cut into bite size pieces (I cut mine up when they were partially frozen, it’s easier that way)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- Cornstarch, optional
For the vegetables:
- 1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables OR a variety of vegetables such as carrots, red peppers, snap peas, spinach, cut and prepared for a stir fry
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
For the noodles
- 2 packages of ramen noodles (bouillon flavoring discarded)
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute function. When the display says HOT add in the vegetable oil and then the onion. Saute the onion for about 4-5 minutes. Turn off the saute function.
- Add in the chicken, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. Stir, until the sauce is combined and the chicken is coated with the sauce.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes.
- Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then remove the lid. Stir.
- If you want to thicken the sauce you can with a cornstarch slurry. Turn the Instant Pot to the saute function. In a small bowl combine 2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 3 Tbsp of water and stir until smooth. Stir the mixture into the pot. When it thickens turn the Instant Pot to the Keep Warm setting.
- Stir fry your vegetables on the stove in vegetable oil. I like to heat my oil up first and then add in the carrots. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Then add in remaining vegetables, besides spinach. Stir fry for another 2 minutes. Finally add in spinach and stir fry just until wilted. Set the vegetables aside.
- Boil the ramen noodles according to package directions (except don’t add in the bouillon flavoring package). Drain the noodles.
- Construct your noodle bowls. Noodles, vegetables, chicken and sauce. If you want you can sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
To get the authentic taste of chicken that you’d order at a restaurant you’ll want to use the chicken thighs. But I know many of you don’t cook with chicken thighs or can’t readily find them at the store (I like to buy mine in a big bag at Costco). If you want you can use chicken breasts. Follow the directions above but only cook for 4 minutes instead of 5.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot