Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is a classical and delicious dish for a cold winter night and it’s also healthy and easy to make, so why don’t you try it today? Use fresh oranges for a better flavor and plenty of vitamin C!

You can serve it together with plain rice or with seasonal vegetables like broccoli and cabbage.

Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: brown sugar, chicken, orange, Orange Chicken, rice wine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 orange zested
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Instructions
  • Chop your chicken breast into small cubes.
  • Pour oil into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”.
  • Add chicken cubes and cook for 5 minutes, until they brown. Stir constantly to make them brown on each side and preventing them to stick to the pan.
  • Add orange juice, tomato sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, rice wine, garlic and orange zest and stir.
  • Lock your Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for about 5 minutes.
  • Release the steam..
  • Open the lid and press “Sauté” again.
  • Add cornstarch to thicken the sauce and stir. If your chicken has dried too much, add some more orange juice.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, until the sauce has reached the desired texture with no lumps.
  • Add Chicken to a serving bowl, sprinkle with fresh parlsey on top and serve with rice if desired .

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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot Orange Chicken

  1. Recipe looks great, look forward to making it. Definitely one of the healthier Orange Chicken recipes I’ve found on Pinterest. When you say rice wine, do you mean rice wine vinegar or mirin?

    1. I’m using a bottle of “rice wine vinegar”. I guess rice vinegar would get you a similar result. Let me know how it was 🙂

    2. I used rice wine which is also called mirin (a Japanese rice wine). Rice wine vinegar is a completely different ingredient.

  2. I’m confused about orange zest. I thought zest was when you take a zester and scrape/grate the orange peel. Then I read at the end of the recipe to “remove the zest”. Did you mean we should have put whole orange PEEL in?

    1. I am sorry that you didn’t like the recipe. But have you followed the ratio of ingredients and instructions properly.

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