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Weight Watchers Chicken Teriyaki Instant Pot Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This chicken teriyaki recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. I just toss everything in my instant pot and voila - a delicious meal that even my picky eaters love!

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Picture this: tender bites of chicken bathed in a sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce, all made effortlessly in an Instant Pot. That's my kind of dinner - quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty. This Weight Watchers Chicken Teriyaki recipe has quickly become a go-to in my home. Trust me, one bite and you'll see why. It's an explosion of flavors that transforms simple ingredients into a dish you'll make over and over. Get ready, your tastebuds are in for an unforgettable ride. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Weight Watchers Chicken Teriyaki

  • Chicken breasts: Lean protein source, tender texture, absorbs flavors well, essential for a hearty and satisfying chicken teriyaki dish.
  • Soy sauce: Salty umami flavor, key ingredient for teriyaki sauce, adds depth and richness to the dish.
  • Rice vinegar: Tangy and slightly sweet, balances the flavors, adds a hint of acidity to the teriyaki sauce.
  • Honey: Natural sweetener, caramelizes when cooked, balances the salty and tangy flavors in the teriyaki sauce.
  • Garlic: Aromatic and pungent, adds depth of flavor, complements the sweetness of honey and richness of soy sauce.
  • Ginger: Warm and spicy, adds a zing to the dish, pairs well with the other flavors in the teriyaki sauce.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens the sauce, creates a glossy finish, binds the flavors together for a cohesive and velvety texture.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chicken quickly and efficiently.
  • Cutting board: Needed for safely cutting the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  • Knife: Essential for cutting the chicken breasts and other ingredients with precision.
  • Measuring cups and spoons: Necessary for accurately measuring out ingredients like soy sauce, vinegar, and honey.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In the Instant Pot, combine chicken, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Stir the slurry into the chicken mixture in the Instant Pot.
  5. Select the sauté function and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve the chicken teriyaki over rice, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Prep and Storage Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the chicken teriyaki according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the chicken teriyaki according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

One interesting fact about this weight watchers chicken teriyaki instant pot recipe is that you can add a splash of pineapple juice for a tropical twist to the dish! It adds a subtle sweetness and tanginess that takes the flavor to the next level. Give it a try next time you make this recipe!

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
How can I make this recipe gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten-free, use tamari instead of soy sauce and ensure that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.
Can I meal prep this chicken teriyaki recipe?
Absolutely! This chicken teriyaki recipe is great for meal prep. Just store it in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Is there a way to make this recipe vegetarian?
You can make a vegetarian version of this recipe by using tofu or seitan instead of chicken and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Can I freeze the chicken teriyaki for later?
Yes, you can freeze the chicken teriyaki for later. Just let it cool completely, store it in a freezer-safe container, and freeze for up to 3 months.

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