The best 4 ingredient healthy Instant Pot orange chicken recipe ever! Super easy to make this healthy orange chicken and rice dinner that my kids love! Sweet and tender chicken cooked in just 4 minutes in your pressure cooker will be your go to family meal too once you try this.
Oh I have to say that this may be our favorite 4 minute Instant Pot recipe so far! I have made orange chicken in the crockpot for years but now with this favorite 7 in 1 appliance of mine I had to try it in there to see how much faster it would be and it came out amazing!! As with most of my recipes I start with the way I’ve made it for quite some time and tinker with it until it comes out great in my Instant Pot, you can make it in your pressure cooker too this way. Using just 4 ingredients you too can make this Instant Pot orange chicken recipe in just about 7 minutes (the rice takes longer than this does…lol). Here’s how you make it, it’s also listed on our page with our other Instant Pot recipes. (originally published 2/17)
I know…looks fantastic right??!! I will say it is even better than the one I’ve always made in my crockpot! I added a bit of onion to this one and it made for a great addition and came out tender just like the chicken, and great with the orange sauce. Add a bit of chives or green onion to the top and serve it over rice and it’s not only a quick Instant Pot chicken recipe but a really healthy one too. We call this “sweet chicken” in our house and my kids all love it! This is the Instant Pot I have and may I say it has made my life so much easier, and has allowed us to sit and eat a great meal as a family more often because it cooks everything so quickly!
This is all you need to make this easy Instant Pot orange chicken recipe and a video showing how we made it
- Chicken breasts
- Barbecue sauce (I love this one – honey style is not best in pressure cookers as there is a lot of sugar content and can cause browning)
- Soy sauce
- Orange marmelade (in jam aisle)
- Cornstarch (if you want to thicken sauce)
- Rice – this is how to make the perfect Instant Pot white rice
- Instant Pot or pressure cooker
Here’s how easy it is to make:
The best Instant Pot orange chicken recipe ever! Just 4 ingredients needed to make this healthy orange chicken and rice that my kids absolutely love! Sweet and tender chicken cooked in just 4 minutes in your pressure cooker will be your go to family meal too once you try this.
- 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless , can double recipe if you want 4 breasts
- 2 c barbecue sauce do not use honey style as there is too much sugar and may display burn message
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch to thicken sauce when chicken is done
- 1/4 c orange marmelade
- 1/4 onion cut into large pieces - optional
- chives or green onion to garnish
- 1/4 c water
Cube your chicken and add to your IP along with your bbq sauce, water, onion if you want, and soy sauce.
Stir so chicken pieces are coated well.
Turn your Instant Pot on manual, pressure, high, for 4 minutes. Put lid on and close steam valve.
When it beeps do a QR and carefully lift the lid.
Turn IP to saute. Remove chicken pieces and put into a bowl.
Put cornstarch in small bowl (if you want it a bit thicker) and add some hot bbq sauce from pot in with it and whisk together, add back into pot and stir.
Add marmelade, stir and allow mixture to bubble for about 2 minutes, stir.
Add chicken back in, turn off IP and serve over rice.
If you really like a strong orange flavor you can add 1/2 c. of marmelade, but we just like a hint so 1/3 c. is just perfect. If you have a larger household just double this recipe and it works just fine too, may have to cook for 5 minutes instead of 4 if cooking a much larger batch. Really healthy pressure cooker chicken recipe that never really gets old for us.
Find many more Instant Pot recipes on our site using the tab at the top of our main page, there are a few more chicken ones below to check out too ……. and enjoy!
- Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole
- Instant Pot spicy teriyaki chicken thighs
- Easy Instant Pot butter chicken
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