Instant Pot Orange Chicken—This is a great and easy Copycat Recipe that you can make easily in the Instant Pot. And it is AMAZING!
My husband loves Chinese food, and I think when I was dating him, he had Chinese food every night. While I like Chinese food too, it’s not too good for the waistline or the pocketbook. So, I started to experiment with making Instant Pot Chinese food because I absolutely love Chinese food, and I love to make homemade food for my family.
One of my children’s favorite things at the Chinese restaurant is Orange Chicken, so I tweaked a few recipes I found on the web and came up with this recipe.
Why You and Your Family Will Love Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- It is such an easy recipe
- Orange Chicken is filled with flavor
- Served with rice it’s a perfect one-pot meal.
- It is relatively healthy, since you are using boneless, skinless chicken breast, and you do not need to deep fry this.
- Cooks up quickly, and hardly any clean-up, just wash the Instant Pot Bowl.
- Leftovers are amazing and make a great lunch the next day.
How To Make Instant Pot Orange Chicken
This is actually a really simple Chinese Food dinner that you can make directly in your Instant Pot.
- Add Your Ingredinest to the Instant Pot: Add the chicken water, soy sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, and chili powder.
- Then set your time for the Instant Pot, which only needs 5 minutes, when it’s done do a quick release, so the meat does not dry out.
- Then add the sauce ingredients to the Instant Pot, mix well. I added flour to thicken the sauce, but you could substitute it out for Cornstarch.
- Continue to saute the dish until it’s completely done.
- Serve over rice.
What Happens If You Get The Burn Notification on The Instant Pot?
The burn note on the Instant Pot men’s that the Inner pot has gotten too hot. The problem is that the Instant Pot stops heating up, as a safety mechanism, to keep the Instant Pot from overheating.
The truth is that the usual problem is that there is a piece of food (or several pieces of food stuck to the bottom, and are probably getting burnt). This is one of the reasons when you add ingredients to the Instant Pot, you really need to stir well, so nothing sticks.
Most of your food will be fine, you will just have a few pieces burnt. So, to prevent this, stir well, before adding your lid.
What Should You Serve With Instant Pot Orange Chicken?
I love serving this with rice, I have made so many rice dishes in my Instant Pot. Here are some of my favorites to go along with Orange Chicken.
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Instant Pot Orange Chicken
One of the easiest and tastiest dishes for Chinese Instant Pot Orange Chicken, absolutely delicious.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: 6 Servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 4 boneless chicken breasts (diced into cubes, about 1 inch)
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce (gluten-free is available)
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade
- 2 to 4 tablespoons of water
- 3 tablespoons of any type of flour (substitute gluten-free if you want)
- Garnishes: green onions (sliced) or more sauce
- In the Instant Pot, add the chicken, water, soy sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, and chili powder.
- Mix well so that the sauce is over the chicken, which will allow it to absorb the flavor
- Lock the lid into place and change the vent to sealed.
- Press manual and set it for 5 minutes
- When it’s done, do a quick release, then remove the lid,
- Mix in the marmalade, water (2-4 tablespoons only), flour, salt, pepper, and mix well.
- Press saute and saute until the sauce is thickening.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Keywords: Instant Pot Orange Chicken