Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken

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A Instant Pot makes cooking easy for me in the summer months. Not only can it do full meals but vegetables for side dishes or lunches are just as easy. This Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken is so sweet for spring! Great instant pot chicken rice to put over rice or serve up for wraps too!

Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken

That sour but sweet pineapple with a sweet Asian barbecue taste to the chicken. Hence this is a dish you will be craving for summer time. Because it is light on the stomach with a filler of rice.

Additionally it does not have many ingredients which makes it pretty easy to make from things in the fridge. Of course that all depends on what pantry essentials you keep. Certainly, soy sauce is a must in my house which I used in this instant pot huli huli chicken.

Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken

That little yellow bowl. Have you noticed it. It’s one I bought awhile ago for an Easter post and just never really found another way to use it. This is for people that love how to make food look pretty or your just a collector of all things kitchen.

Maybe both? If so, then you are like me. I collect everything cute and kitchen. Especially, that adorable not perfectly round bowl or something I find at a local market that is one of a kind.

Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken

This was found at World Market which I like to shop through out each season and see what comes in new. Additionally, they have some foods from around the world that I love to pick up there if I cannot find it at the local grocery. However, I really wish they would carry Fazer chocolate.

They seem to have every other style from every other country but Finland. Look, I know Finland seems like it’s at the other end of the earth that still doesn’t mean we cannot find a way to carry Fazer right?

Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken

Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken

Jenne Kopalek
This Instant Pot Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken is so sweet for spring and for summer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 252 kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ginger; grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic; minced
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • spring onions for garnish
  • pineapple for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place cut chicken in pressure cooker with vegetable or chicken broth. Click pressure cook or manual and set for 25 minutes if thawed and 30 minutes if frozen. Set valve to sealed. Quick release pressure when time is complete. Remove chicken and drain liquid. 
  • In a bowl, mix in pineapple juice, soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Whisk well.
  • Set instant pot/pressure cooker to saute mode. Pour in mixture and stir well over chicken. The sauce will thicken over chicken. Top with pepper.
  • Use pineapple and pineapple juice from the can for your pineapple. Pineapple for garnish and juice for the recipe.
  • Once sauce is thickened around the chicken shred chicken and place in bowl over rice. Garnish with spring onions.
Keyword Chicken, Instant Pot

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  1. 5 stars
    I make this all time! It’s so good! We like to make them into burritos….large flour tortilla, rice, chicken, cabbage, pineapple and macaroni salad! So good! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hello Melinda,

      I use quick release pressure after the cooking time is complete. “Release pressure when time is complete. ” I will go back and edit to add “quick” hopefully that will make it more clear in the recipe. 🙂

        1. My pot was a 6 quart pressure cooker. I now have a 6 quart instant pot brand specific. However, this should do just the same whether it’s 6 or 8 quart. If anything I would think the 8 quart might cook it faster. You want the chicken really good and cooked though so it shreds and then add the sauce which adds all the flavor.