Instant Pot(R) Hawaii-Style Shoyu Chicken Drumsticks


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch



  1. Combine soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, honey, mirin, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl to make the sauce.
  2. Place drumsticks into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and pour sauce on top. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove drumsticks and set aside.
  4. Switch to Saute function and bring sauce to a boil. Mix 2 tablespoons cold water and potato starch in a small bowl to make a thick slurry. Quickly stir mixture into the sauce and continue stirring until sauce has thickened to your preferred consistency. Serve drumsticks with sauce.

Source :


Instant Pot(R) Hawaii-Style Shoyu Chicken Drumsticks

Instant Pot(R) Chilorio

Instant Pot(R) Mushroom Risotto