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Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken
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Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Have a craving for Bourbon Chicken? This Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken is absolutely delicious. Better than take out, you can whip this dish together in no time. Absolutely fantastic, make Bourbon Chicken for dinner tonight, and save the leftovers for lunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 red pepper and green pepper sliced
  • 3 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Garnish with sesame seeds


  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Prep your chicken and pat dry, set to the side.
  • Add your apple juice, Bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, honey,
  • crushed red pepper flakes, fresh garlic, and ginger to your Instant Pot.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Place your chicken into the instant pot, toss to coat in the bourbon mixture.
  • Add the vegetables to the Instant Pot on top of the chicken.
  • Secure the lid to your pressure cooker, and turn the release valve on top to sealing.
  • Set the Instant Pot on manual.
  • Set the timer for 12 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix your cornstarch and cold water.
  • Set aside.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 5 minutes.
  • Then do a quick release.
  • Remove the chicken and vegetables and set to the side.
  • Eave remaining sauce in the Instant Pot.
  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute and slowly add in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Using your whisk, mix until thickened.
  • Return chicken and vegetables to the sauce.
  • Turn the instant pot off.
  • Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!