Crispy, tender, and flavorful, this sweet and sour chicken is made in less than 30 minutes in your Instant Pot(R)! Serve over rice for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil and add chicken cubes; cook until golden, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, carrot, garlic, ginger, and chili powder. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Complete releasing pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Reselect Saute function.

  • Whisk cornstarch in 1/4 cup water until fully dissolved. Pour into the pot and stir to combine. Cook until sauce thickens, stirring gently, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 1439 mg sodium. 23.4 g carbohydrates; 16.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
The best part of this dish is how quickly it can be cooked and be ready to be eaten especially when you have leftover rice in the freezer! It's a different way to fix chicken and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will cut my carrot pieces larger next time so they won't disappear in the sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/13/2018
While following the recipe as written I had some doubts. It turned out to be not much more than sugary chicken. Way too sweet for my family. Not even close to enough savory spice for our taste. If I were to make it again (and I probably will just find another similar recipe instead) I would cut the sugar down dramatically to less than half the amount in this recipe. I would add some heat more garlic and something to jazz it up. As written this recipe is just boring. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
The best part of this dish is how quickly it can be cooked and be ready to be eaten especially when you have leftover rice in the freezer! It's a different way to fix chicken and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will cut my carrot pieces larger next time so they won't disappear in the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
The best part of this dish is how quickly it can be cooked and be ready to be eaten especially when you have leftover rice in the freezer! It's a different way to fix chicken and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will cut my carrot pieces larger next time so they won't disappear in the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/13/2018
While following the recipe as written I had some doubts. It turned out to be not much more than sugary chicken. Way too sweet for my family. Not even close to enough savory spice for our taste. If I were to make it again (and I probably will just find another similar recipe instead) I would cut the sugar down dramatically to less than half the amount in this recipe. I would add some heat more garlic and something to jazz it up. As written this recipe is just boring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2018
I used coconut rice and it turned out great. However I suggest cutting back a bit on the ginger or if not replace the extra flavor with more garlic. Otherwise the whole family approves! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
I made this but I used thin cut flank steak and it was awesome. Love this meal! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2018
I added more carrots and it was delicious. Will definatelymake agai. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2019
Nice flavor Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2019
I made it according to the directions. It was very quick and easy to make! I did add another carrot as the ones I had on hand were pretty small. I've never seen a Mongolian dish with carrots before but they were delicious. I would have given it 4.5 if possible. The author's description in my opinion is a little deceptive. It isn't "crispy" chicken it's only sautéed and it isn't really "sweet and sour" because there isn't anything sour in it. Maybe that's why one reviewer thought it was too sweet. My family thought it was just right. Next time I would use three tablespoons of corn starch because the sauce was pretty thin. We are cutting back on carbs so I didn't serve rice that would have helped to soak up the sauce. I did serve it with bok choy onions and garlic stir fried and very lightly steamed. Lo Mein noodles would be really delicious with it. Read More