Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 21
Rating: 4
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient BBQ Sauce, Orange, Rice, Soy Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken:
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce preferably brown sugar flavored
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
For Serving:
  • 2 cups Cooked rice
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient BBQ Sauce, Orange, Rice, Soy Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken:
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce preferably brown sugar flavored
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
For Serving:
  • 2 cups Cooked rice
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
Votes: 21
Rating: 4
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Combine chicken, BBQ sauce, orange juice and soy sauce in the pot and stir to combine.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized chunks.
  6. Remove 1/4 cup of cooking liquid and mix with cornstarch.
  7. Stir cornstarch slurry, chicken and orange marmalade into the pot for 5-6 minutes until sauce has thickened, returning to SAUTE mode as needed.
  8. Serve over cooked rice garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

25 replies
  1. vettedevil
    vettedevil says:

    It was decent, but didn’t taste overly authentic. It was easy to make, though. I probably will not make this version again.

  2. Mrs. W
    Mrs. W says:

    wasnt the best orange chicken, bbq sauce gave it a different flavor. dont think i would make again. very easy though.

  3. McChewie13
    McChewie13 says:

    Healthier then panda express!!! No frying require . Love it!! I mainate the sauce with the chicken over night.

  4. Mdhali0007
    Mdhali0007 says:

    If its too soupy add more corn starch. Consider adding scallion whites to boiling sauce before adding back in the chicken. Sesame seeds toasted really added depth!

  5. Jammers69
    Jammers69 says:

    This was super quick and easy. It doesn’t exactly like a restaurant-style orange chicken but i think its because i could only find brown sugar BBQ sauce with hickory smoke flavoring. Maybe next time ill just add more orange juice and just add brown sugar

  6. PowellMomx2
    PowellMomx2 says:

    Supper yummy! I added more cornstarch to it along with more orange juoce and marmalade! Thos helped the overpowering taste of bbq sauce!

  7. LeahW21
    LeahW21 says:

    NOT good! Had to put the chicken back in because it wasnt cooked and the picture and name are very misleading.

  8. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Depending on the size of the chicken it may need more cooking time. You can cut the chicken up in smaller pieces to ensure it cooks through completely.

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