Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

Oh I have to say that this may be our favorite 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.

instant pot orange chicken

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!

Here’s how easy it is to make:

Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

instant pot orange chicken
Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
14 mins

The best Instant Pot orange chicken recipe that cooks really quickly and only requires 4 ingredients to make.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts can double recipe if you want 4 breasts
  • 1 c . bbq sauce
  • 3 tbsp . soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp . cornstarch
  • 1/4 c . orange marmelade jam
  • 1/4 onion cut into large pieces - optional
  • chives or green onion to garnish
  1. Cube your chicken and add to your IP along with your bbq sauce, onion if you want, and soy sauce. Stir so chicken pieces are coated well. Turn your IP on manual, pressure, high, for 4 minutes. Put lid on and close steam valve. When it beeps release steam valve, when done carefully lift the lid. Turn IP to saute. Put cornstarch in small bowl and add some hot bbq sauce from pot in with it and stir, add back into pot and stir. Add marmelade, stir and allow mixture to bubble for about 2 minutes, stir. 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.

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instant pot orange chicken recipe

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6 Responses to Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

  1. Thank you for sharing your recipes! They are a life saver for this mom of 4! I love that they are quick, simple and actually something my children will eat.

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