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Instant Pot Orange Chicken with green beans in a white bowl

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

 Sweet and tender Instant Pot Orange Chicken is ready for a weeknight dinner is less than 30 minutes.  The whole family will love the flavorful sauce and you'll love how easy it is to make.  {gluten free}
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken, instant pot, orange
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Karen Kelly


  • 2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or tamari if gluten free)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a small bowl whisk the fresh orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.  Add siracha if you like spice.
  • Turn Instant Pot to saute and add sesame oil.  Add chicken and brown for 3-4 minutes.  It won't brown that well but it does add some flavor.
  • Turn pot off.  Whisk sauce again and add to the pot. Scrape up any chicken bits from bottom of pot.  
  • Close lid and push manual. Set timer for five minutes.  Set vent to closed.
  • When timer goes off let it naturally release for ten minutes.  Then carefully open the pot.  
  • Set pot to saute again.  Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to pot.  Stir well and let saute for about 5 minutes or until sauce thickens to your liking. 
  • Serve over rice or cauliflower rice.  


Be sure to use tamari instead of soy sauce if you are gluten free.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1365mg | Potassium: 974mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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