Instapot Easy Orange Chicken

Takeout at home is quick and healthy with my INSTAPOT EASY ORANGE CHICKEN! You all know I LOVE my fakeout takeout! This recipe takes easy to a whole new level! Just dump and press start and you have a whole takeout meal in one. It’s so easy to make when you want to whip up a delicious meal but don’t have time.⁣⁣

This recipe is seriously so easy, there is really not much to go over here. I will show you exactly what I used though!

What You Need:

Hence the name of this recipe, you will need an Instapot. I have another orange chicken recipe that does not require an Instapot, but this one is Instapot specific. I have this Instapot. And I also have this non-stick insert which makes cooking easier. Food does not stick and burn to this pot.

  • Chicken tenderloins
  • Rice
  • Sugar free orange marmalade
  • Sugar free BBQ sauce
  • Sugar free sweet chili sauce
  • Brown sugar replacement

I did not even season the chicken, the sauce flavor was amazing and did not need anything else.

For the rice, I used the Basmati version from Trader Joe’s. I typically like Publix extra long grain rice but I tried out something different.

The orange marmalade was smuckers brand and I picked that up from Publix.

The other two sauces were from G Hughes, I get those off of Amazon. The BBQ, here, was the first thing I tried from them, probably two years ago, and I fell in love. I tried out the sweet chili sauce recently and OMG. I have never been so in love. I probably cannot even count how many bottles I have been through. It is so good! Grab that here.

The brown sugar replacement was Lakanto. We used to use Swerve a lot, still do, but I found this one on sale at HomeGoods and we have been using that more lately. Both still good.

What To Do:

Just chop your chicken up into bite-sized pieces, about 1.5-2 inches by 1.5-2 inches. They will look like this and just set them aside.

Grab your Instapot. Add the rice to the bottom of your pressure cooker. Carefully pour the water on top as to not disturb the rice. Carefully place cut up chicken on top of the rice, as to not disturb the rice. Do not mix.

In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Place that on top of the chicken. Do not mix.

Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the pressure cook button to 5 minutes and start it. Once the timer goes off, let the pressure cooker stand for 5-6 minutes then depressurize.

Mix everything together or take out separately. About 1/4 cup chicken (3 ounces cook) and heaping 1/2 cup rice per serving. I topped mine with green onions.

Instapot Easy Orange Chicken

easiest way to make delicious takeout at home way healthier
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Takeout
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounces chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1.25 cups water

Sauce

  • 3.5 tablespoons sugar free orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free BBQ sauce G Hughes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free sweet chili sauce G Hughes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar replacement Lakanto

Instructions

  • Chop chicken up into bite-sized pieces, about 1.5-2 inches by 1.5 inches-2. Set aside.
  • Add the rice to the bottom of your pressure cooker. Carefully pour the water on top as to not disturb the rice.
  • Carefully place cut up chicken on top of the rice, as to not disturb the rice. Do not mix.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Place that on top of the chicken. Do not mix.
  • Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the pressure cook button to 5 minutes and start it.
  • Once the timer goes off, let the pressure cooker stand for 5-6 minutes then depressurize.
  • Mix everything together or take out separately.

WW Points per Serving

💚: 7
💙: 6
💜: 6 (1 if using brown rice)
✔️: 175 calories
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Takeout
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