Healthy Instant Pot® Orange Chicken


There's no need to order out when you can make sweet and savory orange chicken at home using your Instant Pot®. Serve with steamed rice and a side of broccoli, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 2 (4 ounce) chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

Orange Sauce:

  • cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (soy-free seasoning sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil.

  2. Combine cornstarch, salt, garlic powder, and Chinese five-spice powder in a bowl. Toss chicken in the mixture to coat and shake off excess.

  3. Saute coated chicken in the hot oil in the pressure cooker pot until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken and allow to drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Clean out the pressure cooker pot.

  4. Turn pressure cooker on again and select Saute function. Combine orange juice, water, vinegar, coconut aminos, cornstarch, sugar, garlic, and ginger in the pot and cook, whisking regularly, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add cooked chicken and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
30g Fat
32g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 776mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 296mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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