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Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Orange Chicken is a deliciously sweet chicken that can be perfectly paired with easy fried rice and egg rolls for tonight's dinner menu. You will love the ease of how pressure cookers work and the time you save without sacrificing flavor. 

What You Need
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch dissolved into 1/4 cup cold water.
  • orange zest
  • sesame seed for garnish
  • 2 cups prepared white rice
  1. Place chicken, oil and garlic into instant pot. Sautee ingredients until chicken is brown. Add orange juice, soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well.
  2. Place the top on the instant pot and close the pressure release valve. Set instant pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release the pressure. Open the instant pot and immediately stir in the corn starch mixture. Let set for about five minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over a bed of white rice and garnish with orange zest and sesame seeds.

THICKEN YOUR SAUCE TIP: To thicken sauces in a pressure cooker, open and immediately dump in the cornstarch/water mixture. Then stir. Since the IP food is molten lava hot, let it set for maybe a few minutes and  it seems to thicken fine. Let set for about five minutes stirring occasionally. 

Some people will open and hit saute again and then let the dish come to a boil, and that will thicken it as well. It's really personal preference. 


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