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Instant Pot Orange Chicken
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Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

Need a new go-to dinner recipe? This Instant Pot Orange Chicken is SO simple - it takes just a few minutes to throw together and it always tastes amazing!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: instant pot chicken, instant pot orange chicken, Orange Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce
  • cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • cup orange marmalade


  • Combine chicken, BBQ sauce, water and soy sauce in the pot and stir to combine.
  • Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Push MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and set the timer for 20 minutes (25 if frozen).
  • When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized chunks.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of cooking liquid and mix with cornstarch.
  • Stir cornstarch slurry, chicken, orange juice and orange marmalade into the pot for 5-6 minutes until sauce has thickened, returning to SAUTE mode as needed.
  • Serve over cooked rice and garnish with sesame seeds or green onions


Turn this into a freezer meal: Place chicken, BBQ sauce, orange juice, and soy sauce into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days. When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup of water in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 25 minutes. Do a 5 minute NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 1002mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg