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Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken

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If you love the sweet and tangy combination of honey and mustard, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken.  

a collage of instant pot honey dijon chicken, rice, and a salad on a white plate with title text reading Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken

Surprisingly, this dish tastes like a gourmet dish from a fancy restaurant, but it doesn’t contain any exotic ingredients and it’s really easy to make! This is sure to be one of your go-to Instant Pot chicken recipes.

From the first time I used my Instant Pot, I knew dinner in our house was never going to be the same. I love the time I’ve taken back now that the Instant Pot does most of the work at dinner time. No, dinner’s not ready instantly, but it also doesn’t need a babysitter like stovetop meals do.

Since I have kids to feed, most of my recipes so far have been ones I knew would win them over. Now, I’m branching into some of my husband’s and my own favorite flavor combinations.

At the top of that list is honey dijon. To us, it’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. I hope you like this Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken as much as we do. If you do, you should check out this hot honey chicken recipe.

instant pot honey dijon chicken, rice, and a salad on a white plate on a brown table

How to Make Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken

As a general rule, I like to keep my recipes as simple and quick as possible. This one is no different.

No fancy ingredients, just things you probably already have on hand!

a white plate with raw chicken on it. bowls of mustard, honey, wine, chopped onions, minced garlic, all on a brown table

Step 1 – Prepare and Sauté the Chicken

First, set your Instant Pot to sauté and let it heat up while you prepare the chicken. Get out your frustration and hammer the breasts with a meat mallet on both sides until they’re just one inch thick. Then, season them with thyme and salt.

Add two tablespoons of oil to the Instant Pot and then add the chicken. You’re just browning the outside so it should only take about a minute per side. Once the chicken is browned, remove the breasts to a plate.

chicken being cooked in an instant pot next to bowls of honey and mustard on a brown table

Step 2 – Sauté Onion

Next, you’ll add another tablespoon of oil to the Instant Pot along with diced onion. Sauté the onion for three to five minutes until it starts to turn translucent. Then, add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

onion and garlic cooking in an instant pot with a wooden spoon in it next to a bowl of honey

Step 3 – Prepare to Pressure Cook

Now, return the chicken to the Instant Pot. Also add the broth, wine and mustard.

chicken in an instant pot next to a bowl of honey

Step 4 – Pressure Cook

It’s time to let the Instant Pot work it’s magic! Secure the lid, press the manual setting and set the time for 5 minutes. When the cook time ends, do a quick release of the pressure.

After you’ve removed the lid (carefully!), remove the chicken from the pot.

Step 5 – Finish the Sauce

Select the Sauté setting. Add the honey and stir well. Cook until the sauce has the same thickness and consistency of gravy.

Your Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken is ready to serve!

instant pot honey dijon chicken, rice, and a salad on a white plate on a brown table

Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken Recipe

Ready to make this Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

📋 Recipe

Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken

Corinne Schmitt
A sweet and tangy recipe that your family will love!
4.14 from 29 votes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 786 kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil divide into 1 T Portions
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 Cup White Onion about ½ small onion, Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cup White Wine or Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Set Instant Pot to sauté for 10 minutes and allow to preheat.
  • Hammer chicken to 1 inch thickness with a meat mallet and season both sides with thyme and salt. OPTIONAL – Marinate chicken in broth and wine for at least 20 minutes, or up to 24 hours in fridge.
  • Place 2 Tablespoons Oil in Pot and add chicken. Cook on each side until browned, or about 1 minute on each side. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to pot and add onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to turn translucent, around 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken, along with wine, mustard and broth, to the Instant Pot.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on manual setting, then manually release steam.
  • Carefully remove lid and set aside the chicken breast.
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté and add honey to remaining liquid to create a sauce. Stir frequently until gravy like consistency is reached.
  • 10. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.


Weight Watchers Freestyle = 3 Points per serving for 6 servings, using chicken broth instead of white wine


Calories: 786kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 98gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 915mgPotassium: 1796mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot Honey Dijon Chicken”

  1. Can I cut the recipe in half and if so would the cooking time be the same? Thanks!

    • You can cut instant pot recipes in half, but you need to make sure you have enough liquid to come to pressure. You need to still have 1/2 cup liquid or more.

  2. I like that you have nutrition information for this recipe, but it doesn’t seem to say how much a serving is — or how many servings it makes.

    • Hi Mary! The servings are listed just above ingredients in the recipe card. This recipe is for 2 servings. 🙂

      • Are the nutritional facts below the recipe for 2 servings or 6?

        • The nutrition facts are for 1 serving. I use an automatic nutrition calculating tool when I type up the recipe, so if you aren’t sure about the information, you can always look up the nutrition facts yourself or look on the labels on the packages you’re using.

  3. using boneless , skinless thighs, what would cook time be, please

    • I haven’t made this one with chicken thighs, but I would set the time for 10 minutes for boneless, skinless thighs.

  4. This was absolutely delicious! I added about a tablespoon of Arrowroot powder to help thicken the sauce, and it turned out perfect.

  5. 5 stars
    I never thought my Instant Pot could create something so fancy! White wine sauce! Delicous!

  6. 5 stars
    This is an incredible recipe! The chicken was absolutely perfect!

  7. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this Honey Dijon Chicken. It’s easy, flavorful and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this yummy Instant Pot recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Ok, I do not have an instant pot so it took about 20 minutes longer to make this recipe, but it was good. Now, I have to ask for an instant pot for Christmas! Yay!


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