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One of Todd’s favorite comfort foods is take out from Panda Express. I know I know, major eye roll over here, but I have to respect whatever he decides to put in his body, because that’s his body right? However, for me I am very cautious as to what I am putting into my body, so creating alternatives to our favorites is something I really enjoy doing.

I created this instant pot honey sesame chicken as an alternative to my instant pot orange chicken to be able to mix it up when Todd is craving take out. This recipe is very easy to prepare and will leave your chicken nice and moist, juicy, and not dry at all.

Follow these steps for a delicious melt in your mouth honey sesame chicken:

  1. Step 1: Coat your chicken in tapioca flour. If you don’t have tapioca flour on hand you could also use arrorwroot or cornstarch. The reason I coat my chicken in this flour is because it will allow the sauce to thicken nicely.
  2. Step 2: Set your instant pot to the saute function, add your oil, heat, add your chicken and brown a couple minutes each side
  3. Step 3: Add coconut aminos, sesame oil, honey, garlic, bone broth, and mix
  4. Step 4: Turn off your instant pot, close your instant pot, make sure it is sealed, and set to manuel high pressure for 30 minutes
  5. Step 5: once done let the pressure release naturally, this should take about 10-15 minutes
  6. Step 6: serve with rice and roasted broccolini

Instant pot honey sesame chicken


  • 2 chicken breast chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp manuka honey
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • Salt + pepper to taste



  • Coat your chicken with tapioca flour salt + pepper
  • Add avocado oil to instant pot and set to sauté function. Brown your chicken for a few minutes, mixing throughout
  • Add the rest of the Ingredients
  • Close instant pot set to manual high pressure for 30 minutes and let pressure release on its on once it’s done for 15 minutes
  • Once it is done, let the pressure release on its on for about 10-15 minutes