Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (Paleo, GF + Refined Sugar-Free)

This Instant Pot honey garlic chicken is a great make-ahead meal prep recipe! It's quick, easy and also Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author J+E | Real Simple Good


  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated on a microplane
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, diced (the white and green parts are used in separate steps)


  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the instant pot.

  2. In a bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, honey, fish sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and the white parts of the green onions.

  3. Pour the sauce mixture on top of the chicken. Cook in the instant pot on the manual setting for 22 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook in the crockpot on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours. 

  4. Manually release the instant pot. Once the pressure has released, remove the lid and shred the chicken with two forks.