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Instant Pot Orange Chicken

This Instant Pot Orange Chicken is the perfect blend of zest, tang, and crunch! A quick and easy dinner, ready in under 30 minutes and soon to be a favorite amongst your family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
NPR Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 307kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless and skinless, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp ginger freshly grated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • zest from one orange
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped for garnish
  • 3 tbsp corn starch


  • Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté setting and add the oil. If your Instant Pot has a temperature change function, turn it to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the ginger and garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Stir in 3/4 cup of the orange juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, red pepper flakes, and orange zest. Scrape up the bits on the bottom of the pot if needed.
  • Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes on high pressure. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick release the rest.
  • Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining orange juice with the cornstarch. Once the sauce is bubbling, start mixing in the cornstarch slurry, 1 tbsp at a time, until you've reached your desired consistency.
  • Turn the heat off, garnish with green onion, and serve.


  1. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg