Instant Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken - Gluten Free Dairy Free - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken - Gluten Free Dairy Free - Dump and Go Dinner

Mindy
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4 Servings
12 Ingredients
26 Comments
Try this gluten free dairy free Instant Pot version of our simple Honey Bourbon Chicken for a quick and easy family dinner. These seductively saucy morsels of juicy chicken are perfectly complimented by a simple side of rice or broccoli and sure to become a fast favorite.
4 Servings
12 Ingredients
26 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Chicken, Thighs, Boneless/Skinless
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ cups dice Onion
  • ½ cups Soy Sauce, Gluten Free
  • ¼ cups Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ¼ tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Honey
Serving Day Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Water

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Combine all ingredients except for cornstarch and water and divide among indicated number of round, freezable containers. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Prep from frozen
  2. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in a 64 ounce container.**
  3. Place frozen contents into inner pot.
  4. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Naturally release pressure for 5 mins then quick release remaining pressure.
  7. Remove chicken and dice.
  8. Change setting to saute.
  9. In a bowl, combine cornstarch and water.
  10. Add mixture and chicken to pot and cook (on saute) for until thickened.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Place all ingredients except for cornstarch and water into inner pot.
  3. Lock cover into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. If you are using frozen chicken, add an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes then quick release remaining pressure.
  6. Remove chicken and dice.
  7. Change setting to saute.
  8. In a bowl, combine cornstarch and water.
  9. Add cornstarch mixture and chicken to pot and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

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  1. If you double the recipe do you double the time?? Is the meal very sweet?? One cup of honey seems a lot. Can you use less and if you do would you have to add more liquid??

    1. Lucie, you may have to cook a little bit longer for a double batch, but you definitely don’t need to double the time. I would start with an extra 5-10 minutes based on the thickness of your chicken. It is better to undercook and then add more time than over cook.

      As far as the honey, yes I have made this with less honey as I don’t like it to be super sweet. I think I added just a little bit of water to make sure there was enough liquid, but it really should be fine without.

    1. That is correct it’s a Bourbon St. inspired recipe! You’re welcome to add some though we recommend 1/4 – 1/2 cup! Enjoy!

    1. You are correct. The oil is mixed with everything else. When cooking from fresh you don’t need to saute the chicken first and this recipe does not require that you saute first when cooking from frozen (although you wouldn’t need the oil for that anyway). Hope this helps! Happy cooking!!

  2. I have a question. I’m not sure I understand this: “2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves”

    Did you mean 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic?

    Or 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic and Minced Cloves?

    1. Certainly. A teaspoon is 1/3 a tablespoon, so a scant teaspoon would be roughly equivalent to 1/4 tablespoon. (And you’re always welcome to use more or less seasoning to suit your tastes!)

    1. Hi Zvia — this recipe doesn’t actually call for Bourbon, you get the flavor from the other ingredients. I personally have added Bourbon to it though just for personal preference, and I just mix it in with the other sauce ingredients when I do it and it turns out perfectly! Happy Cooking ~ OAMM

  3. I bought bone in thighs by accident. What do you suggest about cooking time? Add 5/10 more or leave the same??? Looking forward to making this tonight!

  4. Making this today. Do you just put everything the pot? There isn’t really insfructikns before you closenit up and start cooking it…

    1. Yes Beth. Simply follow the “Make It Now” Instructions where it says “Place all ingredients except for cornstarch and water into inner pot.” Does that help?

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