Easy Healthy Orange Chicken for Instant Pot

Easy Instant Pot Orange Chicken

A healthier Chinese take-out is made in less than 30 minutes in the Instant Pot, for an easy dinner recipe your whole family will love.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Orange Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
NPR: 5 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce Tamari for Gluten Free
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 bunch of green onions chopped (optional)


  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute. Once it reads "HOT," add in 1/2 -1 tablespoon oil and let heat for 1 minute.
  • Add in chicken and saute until JUST browned--about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add in orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic to instant pot. 
  • Close the pot, and set the valve to seal. 
  • Set the manual button to "high pressure" and set the timer for 7 minutes. Note: you will have to FIRST turn off the instant pot from the saute function. 
  • Let naturally release for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release. 
  • Turn Instant Pot back to saute. Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water until fully combined. Add cornstarch slurry to pressure cooker and stir and boil for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Serve with steamed rice, cauliflower rice and scallions if desired. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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