INSTANT POT SESAME ORANGE CHICKEN
Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 180 kcal
2 pounds chicken breasts
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 whole birds eye chiles, ground
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup coconut aminos
2 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
zest of 1 orange
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces and set aside.
Dice onion and set aside.
In a bowl, combine the chiles, orange juice, coconut aminos, fish sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, and orange zest and whisk to combine.
Set your Instant Pot to sauté and add the toasted sesame oil to the pot.
Once the oil is heated, add the chicken and onion to the pot.
Sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until onion is soft and chicken is beginning to brown.
Pour the sauce mixture into the pot and stir to coat everything well. Make sure that sauce is alllll up in that chicken's business!
Switch the Instant Pot to the manual setting. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, with the top vent sealed.
While the chicken is cooking, make your slurry for thickening: combine the 2 teaspoons of tapioca starch with the 2 Tablespoons of water, and whisk until smooth.
When the chicken is done, do a quick release on your IP.
Remove the lid, and turn the pot back on to sauté. Add the smooth slurry and stir. Sauté for 5-10 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
Turn off Instant Pot, remove chicken, and serve topped with sesame seeds and green onions. It's delicious over cauliflower rice!