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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

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I’ve always been a fan of Red Robin’s Teriyaki Chicken Burger, and now I can make my own Teriyaki Chicken Burgers right at home. Made with boneless skinless chicken breasts, these Chicken Teriyaki Burgers scream Hawaiian!!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

I love a good burger, but these Instant Pot Teriyaki burgers are my favorite! Here’s why you’ll love them too!

  • Healthy Lean Protein. These teriyaki chicken burgers are made with chicken which means they are a healthier twist on a traditional ground beef burger.
  • Gluten Free. You can use gluten free buns to make your homemade teriyaki chicken burgers gluten free.
  • Easy to make. You won’t have to worry about grease splatting. These burgers are easy to make and come out juicy and tender every time.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken: Provides a lean, hearty base for the burger and absorbs the flavors of the teriyaki sauce.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: Adds a flavorful Asian twist to the burgers, making them stand out from your typical burger.
  • Nature’s Seasoning: Enhances the natural flavors of the chicken and complements the teriyaki sauce.
  • Swiss Cheese: Melts beautifully on the hot chicken, adding a creamy, slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with the teriyaki sauce.
  • Pineapple Slices: Adds a sweet, tropical twist to the burger, balancing out the savory flavors and complementing the teriyaki sauce.
  • Toppings: Add extra flavor, texture, and color to the burger, making each bite unique and exciting.
  • Buns: Hold everything together and provide a soft, slightly sweet contrast to the savory, tangy burger filling.
Instant Pot Teriyaki Burger Ingredients

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

Making your pineapple teriyaki chicken burger has never been easier! Just follow the simple steps below for an easy, lean protein meal.

Step 1: Marinate The Chicken

Place chicken in a zip lock bag with teriyaki sauce and place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

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Step 2: Pressure Cook The Chicken

Place the marinated chicken on a trivet. Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot. Then, hit your pressure cook or manual button and pressure cook for 7 minutes.

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Step 3: Manually Release

Manually release the pressure by flipping the pressure release valve to the venting position.

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Step 4: Add The Cheese

After you’ve manually released the pressure, top each piece of chicken with two slices of cheese so that it melts.

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Step 5: Add Toppings

Finally, place the chicken on a bun, top with 2 slices of fresh pineapple, a slice of tomato, and shredded lettuce. Then, spread 1 tablespoon of mayo on the top bun and place it on the burger..

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Step 6: Serve

Serve and Enjoy your teriyaki chicken burgers with your favorite sides!

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Variations

  • No bun: For a lower carb option place your burger in a lettuce wrap.
  • Oil: Add a drop of avocado oil or sesame oil to your teriyaki sauce for added flavor.
  • Grill Pineapple: If you want to add a smoky tone use grilled pineapple slices. Grill on a medium heat in a frying pan or cook on the the outdoor grill.

Substitutions

  • Ground Chicken: If you want to make a chicken patty you can use ground chicken instead of a chicken breast.

Optional Toppings

You can eat your teriyaki burger plain, but I like to add a little pizazz to my burgers. If you aren’t sure what to top your burger with, here are my favorites:

  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Grilled Pineapple
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Mayo
Instant Pot Teriyaki Burgers

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Not sure what to serve with this delicious burger? Keeping it healthy, here are my favorite side dish ideas:

  • Macaroni Salad: Creamy macaroni salad loaded with colorful veggies adds a comforting touch to your Teriyaki Chicken Burgers.
  • Tasty Broccoli Salad: A vibrant broccoli salad with a sweet and tangy dressing complements the teriyaki flavors perfectly.
  • Sweet Potato Fries: Crispy sweet potato fries offer a delightful contrast, adding a hint of sweetness to balance the savory chicken burgers.
  • Carrot Fries: Baked carrot fries, seasoned to perfection, provide a unique twist and a nutritious option alongside your Teriyaki Chicken Burgers.

FAQ’S

What Does Teriyaki Chicken Taste Like?

Teriyaki chicken is sweet and savory. The teriyaki sauce caramelizes during the cooking process giving your chicken a sweet and savory flavor.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken?

Absolutely! In fact, one of the best things about your Instant Pot is that you can make just about anything whether you forgot to pull the meat out or not. However, you will need to increase the cooking time to 12 minutes.
 

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Instant Pot Teriyaki Burgers

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours 4 seconds
Total Time: 6 hours 22 minutes 4 seconds

These instant pot burgers with teriyaki flavor are amazing and a simple meal to make for the family

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of nature’s seasoning
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices of canned pineapple
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup of shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 sesame seed buns

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a zip lock bag with teriyaki sauce and place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  2. Place marinated chicken on a trivet and marinade in the instant pot with 1 cup of water and pressure cook on high for 7 minutes. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked.
  3. Manually release pressure and top each piece of chicken with 2 slices of cheese.
  4. Place chicken on a bun, top with 2 slices of pineapple, a slice of tomato, and shredded lettuce.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise or more to liking on the top bun and then place the top bun on the burger.
  6. Serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 916Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 4088mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 20gProtein: 61g

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