Sometimes you just need a quick and easy delicious dinner and this healthy Instant Pot Orange Chicken is it! If you’re not a big fan of curry, just leave that out. Keep all of the ingredients on hand so you can whip it up in a hurry. Serve it with rice, cauliflower rice or naan.
This Instant Pot Chicken is a little on the spicy side so if you want a mild orange chicken recipe add less chili garlic sauce . I like to use the Huy Fong Vietnamese Chili Garlic Sauce but feel free to substitute others. Be sure to serve it with extra orange zest, cilantro, and toasted almonds on top, they complete the dish!
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How to toast almonds for the garnish
Place slivered almonds on a baking sheet. Turn oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, watch carefully so they do not burn!
How to make Fast and Easy Orange Chicken in pictures:
Spray olive oil spray in the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Slightly brown the onions for a few minutes on the sauté setting of the Instant Pot.
Add the garlic and chicken and brown a few minutes more.
Pour mixture over chicken, add chopped peppers, and fresh orange zest. Set to manual pressure for 3 minutes, allow to natural release for 5 minutes. Sauce will be fairly thin, unless you thicken it up with cornstarch. To do this, place about 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small bowl, add in some of the hot liquid from the pot. Stir well. Add mixture to Instant Pot and sauté for a few minutes until thickened.
When finished, add in mandarin oranges. (If you add in oranges earlier, they will be mushy).
Serve over rice, cauliflower rice or with Naan. Garnish with more fresh zest, fresh cilantro and toasted almonds.
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Healthy Instant Pot Orange Chicken Curry
- Instant Pot
- 2 lb chicken breasts chopped into bite size pieces
- olive oil spray
- 1 large onion sweet, white, chopped
- 1 cup orange juice
- zest of one orange
- 1/4-1/3 cup chili garlic sauce - If you like it spicy use 1/3 cup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 tablespoon of prepared mustard
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 yellow pepper chopped
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 3 medium oranges peeled or 1 can mandarin oranges
- 1-2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
- toasted almonds
- Brown onions in Instant Pot on sauté setting using olive oil spray. Add chicken and brown for a few more minutes.
- Combine orange juice, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, honey, mustard, curry and garlic in a small bowl.
- Pour mixture over chicken, add chopped peppers, oranges and set to manual pressure for 3 minutes, allow to natural release for 5 minutes. Add in oranges.
- If you want to thicken the sauce, spoon some of the sauce into a small bowl. Add cornstarch and stir. Add the mixture back into the Instant Pot. Press the sauté button and cook for a few minutes into thickened. It will also thicken more as it cools.
- Serve over rice, cauliflower rice or with naan. Garnish with cilantro and toasted almonds.