Last updated on August 24th, 2021
This Asian-inspired instant pot chicken with green beans dish is one of the very best ways to make something special out of boneless skinless chicken breasts. Typically, that particular cut of meat can be fairly uninspiring, but with these flavors, borrowed from some of my favorite Asian dishes – have turned the plain and boring into a sensational meal.
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Spice. It’s so… hot right now. and with summer officially well on it’s way, it’s not just the weather that is heating up. My taste buds have been craving all manner of things spicy – not to mention flavorful and savory.
What better way to kick up the spicy flavor a notch or two than to do it with the ever boring, completely uninspiring boneless, skinless chicken breasts?
Tips & Tricks for making Asian-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken with Green Beans
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- rice wine vinegar
- grated fresh ginger
- garlic cloves
- fresh green beans
Cooking this meal in the Instant Pot is truly a one-pot dish (minus the rice), however, it is a process which takes several steps, outlined here:
Prepare the Chicken
Place chicken breasts in 6-quart instant pot.
Using a small bowl, combine honey, siracha sauce, vinegar, fresh ginger, garlic and sesame oil.
Pour over chicken in pot
Lock lid into place and set on high pressure, manual cook for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes before carefully releasing remaining pressure. Unlock and carefully open lid. Transfer chicken to a container with a lid to keep warm.
Place green beans into Instant Pot and lock the back in place, set on high pressure, manual cook for 4 minutes.
Quick release the steam; once steam has finished venting (this will take a few minutes) carefully remove the lid, being very cautious not to burn yourself. Remove the green beans and transfer to a container to keep warm (use the same container as the chicken, if desired).
Strain cooking liquid through a fine mesh strainer and transfer back into the Instant Pot
Set Instant Pot to saute and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until sauce has reduced and is thickened.
Remove chicken from warming dish. Slice chicken and and serve over rice with green beans.
Drizzle sauce over the chicken and green beans and garnish with green onions if desired.
Be sure to enjoy leftovers for up to 3 days, tightly covered in the refrigerator.