Instant Pot® Spicy Orange Chicken

Instant Pot® Spicy Orange Chicken

Spicy orange chicken. I serve over basmati rice and with steamed, salted, and buttered snow peas as a side.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat sesame oil in the pot and add onion. Saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Add broccoli, garlic, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, ginger, and orange zest. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in orange juice, tamari, chili sauce, and honey. Stir in chicken. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Step 3

    Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk cornstarch with chicken broth until dissolved.
  4. Step 4

    Pull chicken and vegetables out of the sauce using a large slotted spoon. Place pressure cooker back on Saute mode. Cook until sauce starts bubbling; add cornstarch mixture. Let sit for 1 minute, stir, and turn pressure cooker off.
  5. Step 5

    Stir aji mirin into the sauce. Add chicken and vegetables back in.