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.

5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

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
Calories 346 kcal


  • 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


  1. Chop your chicken breast into small cubes.

  2. Pour oil into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”.

  3. Add chicken cubes and cook for 2 minutes, until they brown. Stir constantly to make them brown on each side and preventing them to stick to the pan.

  4. Add orange juice, tomato sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, rice wine, garlic and orange zest and stir.

  5. Lock your Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for about 5 minutes.

  6. Let the steam release naturally.

  7. Open the lid and press “Sauté” again.

  8. Add cornstarch to thicken the sauce and stir. If your chicken has dried too much, add some more orange juice.

  9. Cook for about 2 minutes, until the sauce has reached the desired texture with no lumps.

  10. Remove the orange zest and serve your chicken chops topped with their sauce.

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