2.5poundsbone-in chicken partscut into small pieces (excess fat removed)
6ouncespotatoescut in big chunks (or mini potatoes)
1/2medium onioncut in big chunks
2small carrotscut in big chunks (or baby carrots)
2scallions or a few stalks of garlic chives
4tablespoonsoyster sauce or soy sauce
black pepper to taste
1/4cupwater or chicken broth
Combine the sauce ingredients except sesame oil and seeds, and mix well.
Rinse the chicken pieces, drain, and pat dry with paper towels.
Press the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot. When the pot is hot, add 1 tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil. Sear the pieces in two batches.
Place all the chicken pieces in the pot, and add the potatoes, onion, and carrots. Pour the sauce over, and mix well to evenly coat the chicken and vegetables.
Close the lid tightly, and seal the vent. Press the “poultry” function, and using the “+” or “-” button, adjust the time to 10 minutes. When finished, the Instant Pot will automatically turn to the “Keep Warm” mode. Turn the pressure valve to “venting” to quickly release the pressure. Open the lid.
Stir in the scallion (or garlic chives) and the sesame oil and sesame seeds. If you want, remove the meat and vegetables from the pressure cooker, turn the Instant Pot Saute function back on, and reduce the sauce to the desired level with the lid open.