Instant Pot Orange Chicken


 “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

Summertime heat has me avoiding the oven and stove top as much as possible, so the grill, slow cooker and instant pot have been my friends this summer. I’ve only had my instant pot for about 7 months now and up until last month I had only used it for bone broth and shredded chicken (those 2 recipes alone make the instant pot worth having for me!). But last month when my daughter requested her favorite meal of orange chicken, I knew the IP would be the way to go. I had made Kelsey’s (littlebitsof) regular recipe before, so I knew I’d love the recipe using the IP ( It was definitely a winner! Simple ingredients (#whole30 and #paleo too!) and from start to finish, dinner was on the table in under 30 minutes. I made a quick (6 minutes) one pot cauliflower rice with green beans, carrots and onions to serve with it and reheated some jasmine rice in the microwave (I make big batches and freeze meal sized portions), so time in front of the stove was minimal and bearable!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need, then head over to and find the instructions for the Instant Pot Orange Chicken.