honey-garlic chicken thighs

sweet, savory, fall-off-the-bone tender chicken thighs that can be whipped up in only 20 minutes! serve them over a bed of rice, along with your favorite sides or even chopped up and thrown in a salad. this is a super easy, quick and healthy recipe containing ingredients that you probably already have in your home!

don’t have a pressure cooker? bake them in the oven at 400° for 35-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°

honey-garlic chicken thighs

yields: 6 servings               prep time: 5 minutes              cook time: 20 minutes


1/3 cup honey

2 tsp. minced garlic [4 cloves]

½ cup low-sodium soy sauce

½ cup ketchup

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to season

½ Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

3 Tbsp. scallions, sliced on the diagonal, to garnish


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, oregano and parsley.

  • Pat the chicken thighs dry and season generously with salt and pepper.

  • Heat the sesame oil in the base of a pressure cooker either over the stove or using the sauté function, depending on your pressure cooker.

  • Brown the chicken thighs, cooking them in the oil about 2-3 minutes per side.

  • Pour the sauce over the top of the thighs. Cover and lock the lid.

  • Cook for 20 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.

  • If you are using an instant pot, use the poultry function

  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Spoon the remaining sauce over the tops.

  • Serve over a bed of white rice, topped with toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions.