15-Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken

If you’re looking for new ways to get creative with your Instant Pot, try starting off with recipes that don’t require a lot of steps or a lot of ingredients, yet deliver a fast and tasty meal in under 15 minutes.

Like this one, perhaps.

If you’re a huge fan of take-out orange chicken, then you’ll be very pleased with this homemade version that requires very little attention, with a very impressive result.

With it’s sweet and tangy flavor, both kids and adults alike will enjoy this meal! Not only that, but it makes incredible leftovers if you don’t happen to finish the whole dish the first night.

If you’re new to the Instant Pot and all it’s weird and wonderful ways, add this recipe to your collection, because it’s surely one you’ll be coming back to, time and time again.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 thick chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3/4 cup dark, sweet bbq sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (we used tamari gluten free)
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions for garnish

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Method

  • Place your raw cubed chicken breasts into the Instant Pot, adding bbq sauce & soy sauce along with it. Give it a quick stir.
  • Making sure the steam valve is turned to “seal”, set the Instant Pot on MANUAL HIGH PRESSURE for 4 minutes.
  • Once finished, do a quick release of pressure by turning the valve to release. Once the steam has finished releasing, carefully remove the lid.
  • Take about 1/4 cup of the sauce from the mixture and add 1tsp of cornstarch, and mix well. Add back into the Instant Pot.
  • Next, add in the orange marmalade. Mix well.
  • Now set the Instant Pot to “Saute” and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until the sauce is thickened up.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and let the chicken & sauce rest for about 5 more minutes.
  • Spoon out and serve over rice or vegetables, and top with chopped green onion. Enjoy!

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