Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice (Pot in Pot)

Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice Recipe: Super easy dump-and-go weeknight meal. Convenient time-saving trick to cook Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice separately in the same pot!

Make this kid-friendly “dump & go” weeknight meal: Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice Recipe. Use 6 + 1 ingredients to cook Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice separately in the same pot. This convenient time-saving trick is a lifesaver! 😀

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Growing up, on days my parents wanted an extra treat for dinner or perhaps simply too lazy busy to cook, we’d drop by a Siu Mei Store 燒味舖 (Roasted Meat Shop).

Stepping into the shop, I’d be immediately mesmerized by the sweet & warm roasted barbecue fragrance.

Looking through the glass cabinets of glistening, juicy, beautifully caramelized hanging pieces of meat, I just couldn’t stop myself from drooling! ?

Oh yes~ Siu Mei is my weakness…from Siu yuk 燒肉 (Roasted Pork) to Char siu 叉燒 (BBQ Pork) to Siu ngo 燒鵝 (Roasted Goose) to Soy Sauce Chicken 豉油雞I just want them all!!

Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice Recipe: Super easy dump-and-go weeknight meal. Convenient time-saving trick to cook Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice separately in the same pot!

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Though Soy Sauce Chicken is not roasted like its comrades, it’s a traditional classic Cantonese favorite that has earned its distinguished status in Siu Mei Shops. 🙂

So, we’ve decided to create a simplified, faster, easier homemade “dump & go” version of Soy Sauce Chicken using just the legs!

So, let’s get cooking!

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice Because:

  • Super easy no fuss dump and go recipeperfect for busy weeknights!
  • Less than 10 ingredients: 6 + 1 ingredient to make this Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice
  • From prep to table in 40 mins
  • Budget-friendly & Kid-friendly
  • Homey comforting flavors – a balance of sweet & savory flavors with a tint of star anise fragrance

Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice is Great for:

  • Easy & quick work lunch or family dinner
  • Can make big batch for entertaining guests: parties, gatherings, potlucks…
  • Outings or summer picnics…

Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice One Pot Meal

Ingredients for Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice


Master Stock Mixture

Rice

  • 1 cup (230g) jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water

Tools for Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice


Instructions for Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice


Step 1
Create Master Stock Mixture

Ingredients & Tool

3 tablespoons (45ml) light soy sauce (not low sodium soy sauce)
1/2 tablespoon (7.5ml) dark soy sauce
4 garlic cloves, crushed
3 Star anise 八角
1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn 花椒
3/4 cup (188ml) cold water

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First, add 3 tbsp light soy sauce, ½ tbsp dark soy sauce, 4 garlic cloves, 3 star anise, ½ tsp Sichuan pepper, and ¾ cup cold water into the pressure cooker.

Step 2
Pressure Cook Chicken Legs

Ingredients & Tools

8 bone-in chicken legs
Master Stock Mixture
1 cup (230g) jasmine rice
1 cup (250ml) cold water

Stainless steel bowl
Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand

Then, partially submerge the chicken legs into the Master Stock Mixture.

Add a tall steamer rack (as shown in left photo below) and place a stainless steel bowl filled with 230g Jasmine rice and 250ml water (as shown in right photo below).

*Pro Tip: If you rinse the rice before cooking, be sure to drain well and ensure the water-to-rice ratio is accurate. (Roughly reduce 3 tablespoons from the 1 cup of water)

Pot in Pot or Pan in Pot Method to cook Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 8 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release

Open the lid carefully.

Fluff & set aside the cooked rice and rack.

Step 3
Apply Master Soy Sauce

Ingredients & Tools

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon Master Stock Mixture

Small mixing bowl
Silicone Basting Brush

In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tbsp dark soy sauce with 1 tbsp Master Stock Mixture.

Apply the master soy sauce on the chicken legs to give it additional color and flavor.

Pro Tip: don’t throw away this simple Master Stock Mixture! You can store it in the fridge or freeze it and reuse it for the next Soy Sauce Recipe. The more you use it to cook, the more depths of flavors it’ll develop.

Read more (for storage & reuse tips): Chinese Master Stock 滷水汁

Step 4
Serve Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice


Serve the soy sauce chicken over rice with your favorite vegetables.

Enjoy the Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice~ 🙂

Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice Recipe: Super easy dump-and-go weeknight meal. Convenient time-saving trick to cook Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice separately in the same pot!

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Kid-friendly "dump & go" weeknight meal: Instant Pot Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice. Convenient time-saving trick to cook Chicken & Rice separately in the same pot!
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meat, One Pot Meals, Quick Meals, Rice, Super Easy
Cuisine: Chinese
Serving: 2 - 4
Ingredients
Master Stock Mixture
Rice
  • 1 cup (230g) jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water
Instructions
  1. Create Master Stock Mixture: Add 3 tbsp light soy sauce, ½ tbsp dark soy sauce, 4 garlic cloves, 3 star anise, ½ tsp Sichuan pepper, and ¾ cup cold water into the pressure cooker.
  2. Pressure Cook Chicken Legs: Partially submerge the chicken legs into the Master Stock Mixture. Add a tall steamer rack and place a stainless steel bowl filled with 230g Jasmine rice and 250ml water. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully. Fluff & set aside the cooked rice and rack.
  3. Apply Master Soy Sauce: In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tbsp dark soy sauce with 1 tbsp Master Stock Mixture. Apply the master soy sauce on the chicken legs to give it additional color and flavor.
  4. Serve: Serve the soy sauce chicken over rice with your favorite vegetables.
Notes
Master Stock Mixture: don't throw your Master Stock away, you can store it in the fridge or freeze it for your next Soy Sauce Recipe.

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Isabelle
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Isabelle

What would the cooking time be for chicken thighs?

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Sophia Kusch
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Sophia Kusch

Is there a rule of thumb for instant pot chicken drumsticks cooking time? There is such a wide range of time in the recipes I’ve seen. I understand cooking in liquid is less time than cooking on a rack with 1 cup of water? Would you say generally 8 mins for cooking in liquid and 15 mins for cooking on a rack? Thank you for sharing your expertise.

Tammy
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Tammy

Hi. If I want to use whole chicken leg, how long should I cook it?
Thanks.

Cherrie
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Cherrie

I can’t rave enough about how awesome this recipe is! I am a student studying overseas and I miss the taste of home so much. Got myself an instant pot and I made this for dinner tonight- but since there’s only myself, I guess I have got my mealprep done for the week! THIS IS SOOOO GOOD THAT I ‘TELEPORTED’ HOME :’) Thank you for the amazing recipe! Also, may I know if I were to reduce the amount of meat, do I have to reduce the sauce and time to cook it? And is it possible to substitute it… Read more »

Leigh
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Leigh

Yummm this looks delicious, I want to try this but have a regular pressure cooker – i’m a little confused with the cooking time .. so cook for 8 minutes then 10 minutes natural release … do you mean leave it for 10 minutes after its finished before turning off? (sorry for the dumb question!) thankyou 🙂

Pepe
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Pepe

Very nice recipe, thank you!

Cat
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Cat

Hi, do you happen to have the nutritional information for this dish? My family is on a special diet so I need to know approx carb/fat and calorie count. Thanks

Demominator
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Demominator

Will it be ok to use light soy sauce only? Can I add salt if I have a “less sodium” soy sauce? I appreciate your blog! Thank you for the recipes!

Christine
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Christine

Hi Amy & Jacky,

Do I double the time if I double the quantity to 16 drumsticks? Thanks!

Dwaine
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Dwaine

Wow, after trying this recipe, it has become one of my favorite Instant pot meals ever. The Soy and star anise flavors I just can’t get enough of. Thanks for sharing.

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