instant pot orange chicken
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Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

Best healthy Instant Pot orange chicken recipe ever! Just 4 ingredients needed to make this easy orange chicken recipe in just 4 minutes, right in your pressure cooker 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: chicken, easy, healthy, instant pot, orange, pressure cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 442kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, bite size pieces , 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 at end to thicken sauce when chicken is done
  • 1/4 c orange marmelade
  • 1/2 onion cut into large pieces - optional
  • chives or green onion to garnish
  • 1/4 c water or chicken broth


  • Cube your chicken and add to your IP along with your bbq sauce, water or chicken broth, onion if you want, and soy sauce. 
  • Stir so chicken pieces are coated well. 
  • Turn your Instant Pot on pressure, high, for 4 minutes. Put lid on and close steam valve. 
  • When it beeps do a quick release and carefully lift the lid. 
  • Turn IP to saute. 
  • 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 until smooth. Add back into pot and stir. 
  • Add marmelade, stir and allow mixture to bubble for about 2 minutes, stir. 
  • Turn off IP and serve over rice.



Serving: 4oz | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 2366mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.7mg