Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice - Instant Pot
Prepare time: 5 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min

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!


  • 8 bone-in chicken legs
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

Master Stock Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) light soy sauce(not low sodium soy sauce)
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5ml) dark soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 star anise
  • ½ teaspoon Sichuan pepper 花椒
  • ¾ cup (188ml) cold water


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


1Create 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.

2Pressure 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.

3Apply 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.

4Sauté Garlic: Add minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.


5Serve: Serve the soy sauce chicken over rice with your favorite vegetables.



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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