CHICKEN TERIYAKI BOWLS

Chicken Teriyaki Bowls with fresh vegetables and teriyaki sauce are an all-in-one dinner that is ready in minutes! The other day I read a comment on social media from a woman that was unhappy with her instant pot.  Her negatvitiy hit a cord with IP fanatics and there was a stream of debate in the comments below her post.  I enjoyed reading the comments and afterwards I felt like giving my IP a little kiss.  I just love it!

CHICKEN TERIYAKI BOWLS

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups teriyaki sauce , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Jasmine rices , washed, rinsed and drained thoroughly (or other long grained rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil , or olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers , chopped
  • 1 head fresh broccoli , chopped into florets

For garnish:

  • sesame seeds
  • green onion , chopped
  • sriracha hot sauce (or crushed red pepper flakes)

Instructions

  • DISCLAIMER: I developed and tested this recipe in my 6-QUART INSTANT POT DUO. If you’re using a larger IP or a newer brand you may need to add more liquid so that you don’t get a burn notice. (The new IP are much more sensitive).  Not all instant pot recipes work perfectly for all types of instant pots.  See this article for more information on adapting recipes for your instant pot.
  • Rinse rice with water until water runs clear.
  • Add rice and 1 1/2 cups water (or chicken broth) to the bottom of the instant pot. Spread into a single layer, making sure the rice is covered with water. 
  • Season chicken breast on all sides with salt and pepper, garlic powder and ground ginger. Add chicken to instant pot, nestling it on top of the rice. 
  • Pour 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce over chicken breast. Secure the lid, and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on manual or pressure cook, high pressure, for 4 minutes (IF using a THICK chicken breast, cook for 6-8 minutes high pressure).
  • Once the Instant Pot timer beeps, allow the pressure cooker to release naturally for 10 minutes., then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • While the mixture cooks, heat oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add chopped vegetables and sauté until tender. Add a few spoonfuls of teriyaki sauce to the vegetables and toss to coat.