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Instant Pot Tahini Chicken

Jazz up your chicken dinner with this Instant Pot Tahini Chicken. So much flavor, deliciously creamy, and so easy to make!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurizing Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 365kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • Instant pot


  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chicken broth (not sodium reduced)
  • 2 Medjool Dates, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Tahini
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Za'atar
  • 1 Lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Sliced fresh mint, for garnish
  • Drizzle of honey, for garnish (optional if not whole30)

Serving suggestions

  • Roasted sweet potato (not included in nutritional info)
  • Roasted Cauliflower


  • Heat your Instant Pot to sautee mode. Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 2-3 mins. Then, add the cumin, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • While the onions cook, place the broth and dates in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the broth is very hot, about 1-1.5 mins
  • Place the broth and date into a food processor and process until the date is mostly broken down - a few little pieces are okay. Then, add in the tahini, lemon and salt and process until combined.
  • Once the onion is done, season the chicken with the za'atar. Place it into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover and set the lid to sealing. Cook for 10 mins on manual high pressure.
  • Once cooked, do an instant steam release. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to Sautee mode and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens. About 5-10 mins.
  • Shred the chicken and stir it back into the pot.
  • Garnish and DEVOUR!



Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9.5g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 18mg