Rating: 4 stars 4.1
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 12
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Crispy, tender, and flavorful, this sweet and sour chicken is made in less than 30 minutes in your Instant Pot®! Serve over rice for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) 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

219 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 40mg; sodium 1439.2mg. Full Nutrition
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