Instant Pot Orange Chicken – this delicious instant pot chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes or less and is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner idea.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Ever since I got my instant pot a few months ago, I haven’t been able to put it down. It now sits on my counter constantly. This sweet and tangy Instant Pot Orange Chicken whips up in 15 minutes or less and is loved by kids and adults alike.
I serve my chicken with white rice and colorful veggies, it makes for a very festive plate without spending hours in the kitchen.
The greatest joy of instant pot cooking is the freedom it gives me to do other things. Not only does it cook fast, it cooks it all by itself. I just throw everything in there and leave. For a busy mom like me is a life saver.
This particular chicken has a very flavorful thick sauce that hugs the white rice when served together. It’s super easy to prepare up since it doesn’t need any special ingredients.
Last week I made a yummy asian sesame chicken, this recipe has the same technique but with very different flavors. I still haven’t decided which one I like better. Surely they will become weekly staples in my household.
My husband suggested that next time we add some cashews or peanuts before serving. It’s certainly a great idea that I will try in the future.
The weather has finally been decent the last few days and I am looking forward to spending more time outside with the family. The girls are super happy with their soccer classes and now want to practice some more as soon as they get home.
I am looking forward to Halloween so I can raid their baskets and steal all the Mike&Ike’s, Jelly Beans, Snickers, and more. 🙂
Finally, I hope you can try this delicious Instant Pot Orange Chicken at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- 3-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- To thicken
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 3-4 tablespoons water
- Green onions
In a bowl, mix the water, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger together
Place chicken in the instant pot. Add sauce and mix together with a spoon
Close the lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes
Release the pressure and press the saute button
To thicken sauce
In a small bowl mix water and cornstarch together
Add to the chicken
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens
Remove from pot and serve
OPTIONAL: Garnish with green onions
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