Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks

Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks
5/5 – (3 votes)
Instant Pot Drumsticks

I must confess… I love my kitchen gadgets, especially my pressure cooker. Low and slow flavor without the time. Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks is something I threw together a few years ago and has been on a regular rotation ever since. It’s as simple as mixing up the sauce and adding it to the pot with the drumsticks. Chicken that is fall off the bone tender and full of flavor.

I’m always looking to incorporate fresh ginger into a recipe and this one fits the bill. Serve with jasmine rice or noodles and steamed vegetables. Top it off with garnishes such as sliced green onions and a sprinkle of Korean chili flakes. Simple ingredients, set it and forget it, and affordable? This beats take out any day!

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What You’ll Need:

Pressure Cooker You will need a 6 quart electric pressure cooker. I love my Instant Pot. The one I use allows me to pressure cook and slow cook.

NOTE: If you do not have a pressure cooker, this recipe can be made in a crockpot on high for 4-6 hours.

Chicken Drumsticks- I don’t see too many good recipes using drumsticks. It could just be me, but I’ve always had a hard time finding a way to turn this budget friendly protein into something special.

Coconut Aminos- Coconut aminos is a substitute for soy sauce made from fermented coconut palm sap. It is also lower in sodium and has a much better flavor. In a pinch, you could substitute it for soy sauce in equal parts.

Honey & Brown Sugar- I like to add sweetener to balance out the saltiness of the coconut aminos.

Fresh Ginger Root

Rice Wine Vinegar, Onion Powder, & Garlic

Korean Chili Flakes Unlike the more traditional chili flakes that are extremely spicy, Korean chili flakes are not very hot, but they do add nice peppery flavor. I use them in SO many recipes and they also make a colorful garnish. I get mine in bulk on Amazon and store them in a large air-tight glass jar.

Green Onions

Looking for more Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Recipes?

The BEST Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Easy One Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot Cuban-Style Pork Tacos

Instant Pot Meyer Lemon Risotto

Instant Pot Al Pastor Tacos

Instant Pot Shredded Beef Chili

If you try the Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks or any of my other recipes tag me on Instagram @joymakersandco, I’d love to see what you make!

Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks

Instant Pot Honey Ginger Drumsticks

Ginger Drumsticks
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4
Calories 352 kcal


  • 1 6 quart pressure cooker


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos, or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon korean chili flakes, (optional) garnish
  • 2 green onions, sliced, optional garnish


  • In a small bowl combine the water, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, onion powder. Whisk in the honey and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Place the drumsticks into the pot of your pressure cooker and pour the sauce over the top.
  • Make sure the silicone ring is inserted into your lid and seal your cooker. Set to pressure cook for 10 minutes on high and let slow release for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve the chicken over rice or noodles and your favorite veggie side dish. Garnish with sliced onion and a sprinkle of the Korean chili flakes. Enjoy!


Nutritional Values are estimates.


Serving: 1gCalories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 30gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 1789mgPotassium: 443mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 218IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
Keyword asian, chicken, dinner, instant pot, main course, pressure cooker
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