Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

Main Dishes  |  Published Sep 19, 2019  |  Updated Sep 11, 2020  |  By Tawnie

teriyaki chicken rice bowls in the instant pot made with Jasmine rice with broccoli and teriyaki sauce

Creating these Instant Pot Teriyaki Rice Bowls:

This recipe is a healthy, keeper weeknight dinner recipe we make frequently. It solves the “What’s for dinner” question every single time!

We love it because there is no marinated needed to be done beforehand, and the chicken & jasmine rice is cooked to perfection right in the Instant Pot.

This post has been sponsored by USA Rice. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Kroll’s Korner running!

step by step photos of how to make teriyaki rice bowls in an instant pot

Plus, September is National Rice Month! This month I encourage you to celebrate the harvest of this small but mighty grain and honor U.S. rice farmers and their dedication to growing this top quality, nutritious, and sustainable crop! 

Ingredients you’ll need to make Instant Pot Teriyaki Rice Bowls

  • U.S.-grown Rice
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine
  • Honey
  • Sriracha (optional for heat)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Veggies: broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers, carrots
  • Water (or chicken broth)
  • Cornstarch (optional to thicken sauce)
teriyaki chicken rice bowls in the instant pot

How to make Teriyaki Rice Bowls using the Instant Pot

  1. First you will make the teriyaki sauce. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the soy sauce, water, rice wine, honey, ginger, garlic and sriracha. Reserve ~¼ cup to add into the Instant Pot in the next step.
  2. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. olive oil down into the Instant Pot. Add in the 2 chicken breasts, ¼ cup of the teriyaki sauce, diced carrots, water (or chicken broth) and jasmine rice. 
  3. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, be sure the valve is set to sealing (not venting) and cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes. Let the Instant Pot naturally release it’s pressure for an additional 10 minutes. (Meaning, once the 7 minutes is up you hear your Instant Pot beep, let the time count up for another 10 minutes).
  4. While the rice, chicken and carrots cook, sauté the veggies on the stove over medium heat in a frying pan. Dice the broccoli and bell pepper into bite sized pieces and toss in the snow peas. Cook with 1-2 Tbsp. of the teriyaki sauce to add some nice flavor. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until broccoli slightly softens and brightens in color. 
teriyaki chicken rice bowls in the instant pot made with Jasmine rice

You can heat the remaining teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan on the stove and thicken with a cornstarch slurry (1 Tbsp. water mixed with 1 Tbsp. cornstarch) and whisk into sauce while simmering to thicken. 

Switch the valve on the lid to venting to release any leftover pressure. Remove the lid. 

Shred or cube up the chicken and scoop rice into bowls. Top with chicken, veggies and sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy warm! 

What are the nutrition qualities and health benefits of U.S.-grown rice?

  • I love that in just one half-cup serving there are only 100 calories, and it’s so satisfying!
  • Rice is naturally free from sodium, cholesterol, gluten and GMO’s.
  • Rice packs in more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, selenium, fiber, iron and zinc.
  • In this recipe we are using U.S.-grown jasmine rice. Before you go knocking on white rice, it has 23% of the recommended daily value of folic acid which is a B vitamin the body needs to make new cells! 
teriyaki chicken rice bowls in the instant pot made with Jasmine rice

Why else is folic acid in rice important?

  • Folic acid can help protect against birth defects when consumed by expecting moms. Emerging research suggests that folic acid may also play a role in improving cardiovascular health and congenital heart defects, healthy aging and overall health. 

For more nutrition about rice, please visit the Think Rice website

Can I use brown rice in this recipe?

  • Yes, you can make this recipe with brown, wild, red or black rice too if you want a whole grain boost!  However, please note cooking times vary and you’ll need to add more liquid to your Instant Pot.
  • Add 1/2 – 1 cup more water since brown rice takes longer to cook in the IP–about 22-24 minutes.
  • Regarding the chicken, you may want to use chicken thighs so the chicken doesn’t become overcooked or dry.  
  • Brown, wild, red or black rice is a great option as well since 1 cup it provides 2 of the 3 recommended daily servings of whole grains!
  • If you are trying to get your kiddos to eat brown rice, I always like to suggest mixing brown and white rice together for a more complex flavor and texture to encourage your kids to eat more whole grains!

What size Instant Pot do you use?

I have a 6 quart instant pot DUO60. It is not the newest version but it certainly gets the job done! 

Can I use frozen chicken?

I recommend using thawed chicken breasts, but if you don’t have the time to thaw the chicken follow all of the steps the same but adjust the HIGH pressure cooking time to 11 minutes instead of 7. 

Variations of this recipe:

  • Make a different sauce! Try an orange chicken sauce or sesame-ginger sauce. 
  • You can cook all of the veggies in the Instant Pot (when you add in the chicken, rice and carrots) but just know they will be very soft/mushy when it’s done cooking. That is why I cook them separately. 
  • You can also do a QUICK RELEASE after the 7 minutes, and then add in the broccoli, red bell and snap peas, place the lid back on and let the lid steam the veggies that way. 
  • Try experimenting with different vegetables you like: green beans, mushrooms, edamame, cabbage, avocado. 

Do you prefer white or brown rice?

teriyaki chicken rice bowls in the instant pot made with Jasmine rice
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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls are made with U.S.-grown jasmine rice, fresh vegetables and a delicious teriyaki sauce for an easy weeknight dinner!
4.93 from 13 reviews
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 323kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup U.S.-grown Jasmine rice
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups water (or chicken broth)
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup snow peas

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar or rice wine vinegar (Or Mirin works!)
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 tsp. minced ginger
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch (optional but recommended to thicken sauce)

Instructions

  • First make the teriyaki sauce. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and sriracha. Reserve ¼ cup to add into the Instant Pot in the next step.
  • Drizzle 2 Tbsp. olive oil down into the Instant Pot. Add in the 2 chicken breasts, ¼ cup of the teriyaki sauce, diced carrots, water (or chicken broth) and jasmine rice. 
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, be sure the valve is set to sealing (not venting) and cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes. Let the Instant Pot naturally release it’s pressure for an additional 10 minutes. (Meaning, once the 7 minutes is up you hear your Instant Pot beep, let the time count up for another 10 minutes).
  • While the rice, chicken and carrots cook sauté your veggies on the stove over medium heat in a frying pan. Dice the broccoli and bell pepper into bite sized pieces and toss in the snap peas. Cook with 1-2 Tbsp. of the teriyaki sauce to add some nice flavor. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until broccoli slightly softens and brightens in color. 
  • You can heat the remaining teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan on the stove and thicken with a cornstarch slurry (1 Tbsp. water mixed with 1 Tbsp. cornstarch) and whisk into sauce while simmering to thicken. 
  • Switch the valve on the lid to venting to release any leftover pressure. Remove the lid. 
    Shred or cube up the chicken and scoop rice into bowls. Top with chicken, veggies and sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy warm

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Notes

If you don’t want to cook the veggies separately, perform the quick release method. Take lid off, place veggies on top of chicken, rice and carrots and then put the lid back on and let the steam in the Instant Pot steam the veggies until tender, about 5-10 minutes. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.8g | Protein: 17.3g | Fat: 5.7g | Potassium: 673mg

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Tasha
1 year ago

It’s one of our family’s faves!

Beth
2 years ago

We LOVE this recipe. Have made it like three times in three weeks. I’m wondering if it can be doubled? If so, would that change the cooking time? I’m an instant pot dummy so any help here is appreciated.

Cameron
2 years ago

Friggin BomB!!!!!

Carol
2 years ago

Rice wine. Where can I get this item? I have tried three grocery stores and it is not carried. Can something else be substituted? You don’t mean rice wine vinegar, do you? There is a difference between these two condiments. Help, I am ready to go with everything else for this recipe. Thanks for your time.

Megan Ellam
3 years ago

Thanks for such an awesome recipe for my Instant Pot. I love this using cauliflower rice too. So easy and so damn delicious. Cheers

Elaine
3 years ago

Haha, I was looking for a good recipe to solve “What’s for Dinner” dilemma – thank you for making it so easy to follow!

Sharon
3 years ago

I love the idea of making one of my favorite take-out meals right at home! This looks delicious.

Denise
3 years ago

This looks so delicious and healthy. I love my Instant Pot, its great to cook in! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

Genevieve from @fittyfoodlicious
3 years ago

These look so heart and tasty! Pinning for later!

Jere Cassidy
3 years ago

I may be the only person without an InstaPot. This recipe makes me want to go out and buy one right now. I love how fast everything cooks.

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