Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 7
Rating: 3.57
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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: 7
Rating: 3.57
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.

8 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.

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