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Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, instant pot
Servings: 5
Calories: 303 kcal
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 lbs. skinless boneless chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and ginger and mix well. Set the bowl aside.

  2. Press Sauté on your Instant Pot. Wait for display to read "Hot".

  3. Add sesame oil and chicken to the pot. Brown chicken for about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the liquid mixture to the Instant Pot and stir to coat chicken.

  5. Turn Sauté off and secure the Instant Pot lid.

  6. Turn the valve to “sealing” and press manual or Pressure Cook, select high pressure and set time for 4 minutes.

  7. Once the Instant Pot is done let it Natural Release the pressure for 10 minutes before moving the valve to "venting" for a quick release.

  8. While pressure is releasing, mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl.

  9. When pressure has fully released from the Instant Pot, remove the lid and press Sauté.

  10. Add the cornstarch mixture to the Instant Pot and stir for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens to your preference.

  11. Serve over white rice.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 860mg37%
Potassium 805mg23%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 154IU3%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.