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cooked chicken, carrots, potatoes with green onion inside an instant pot

Instant Pot Korean Chicken and Potatoes

If you're in need of a quick and easy weeknight family meal, here's an Instant Pot Korean chicken and potatoes recipe that everyone, including babies, will enjoy!
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Diet Low Salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 312kcal


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs and breasts, fat trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 pound (2 medium) white potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into large chunks


  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos if there's a soy allergy)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons honey (see note)
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil (or perilla oil if there's a sesame allergy)


  • Press saute function on your Instant Pot. When the pot gets hot, add oil and sear the chicken on both sides, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add veggies on top. Pour in the sauce and mix to evenly coat the chicken and vegetables. Press cancel to stop the saute function.
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is in the sealing position. Press poultry and cook for 6 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for the pressure to build up and the timer to begin. 
  • Once the timer goes off, quick release the pressure manually.
  • Slow cooker option: Add all the ingredients to the pot. Cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high
  • (Optional): If you’d like to reduce the sauce, remove the chicken and vegetables from the pot, and press saute. Don’t reduce too much though as you really want to keep some of the yummy liquid. Serve with rice or noodles and pour a generous amount of sauce on top. 


If serving to a baby, do NOT use honey. You can either use brown sugar or 2-3 tablespoons apple or pear puree (if avoiding added sugars).
To make this dish baby-friendly, I made every attempt to cut back on the sodium level without sacrificing the flavor too much. If you have older children, you can add more soy sauce (up to ⅓ cup) and include oyster sauce.


Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg