This gluten-free Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe is healthy and delicious. I hope you love this easy chicken dish that is served with a sweet and savory orange sauce. Both kids and adults love this chicken dish.

orange chicken served with white rice in a bowl

If you have a sweet tooth like me, then I think you are really going to love this Instant Pot Orange Chicken. Even though this recipe has a healthy spin, it still has a ton of flavor. The orange juice sauce is thick and sticky, and it coats the chicken and vegetables.

Serve your Instant Pot Orange Chicken with your choice of steamed white rice, brown rice, or sautéed cauliflower rice.

And, of course, this recipe is 100% gluten-free.

See my entire clean eating recipe index. My recipes are always gluten-free and dairy-free, and made with real food ingredients.

labeled photo with ingredients for instant pot orange chicken

Recipe Steps

Step One

Sauté your oil, chicken, onion, and pepper in the stainless steel insert of the Instant Pot. Add the orange juice, sugar, and salt, and stir to combine.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

ingredients for orange chicken inside of the instant pot ready to be cooked

Step Two

Lock on the lid and set the time to 8 minutes at high pressure.

Step Three

Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down for 10 minutes, then release the rest of the pressure.

cooked orange chicken inside of the instant pot pressure cooker

Step Four

Stir in the arrowroot and simmer for a few minutes to thicken the sauce.

Step Five

Serve hot with cooked white rice or sautéed cauliflower rice.

bowl of instant pot orange chicken served with steamed white rice and sliced green onions

FAQs 

How long does this Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe take to cook?

It needs 8 minutes on high pressure, plus about 10 minutes to come up to pressure and 10 minutes to come down from pressure. Plus, you’ll need about 10 minutes prep time. So, about 40 minutes from start to finish.

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Instant Pot Orange Chicken (Gluten-Free)


Description

This gluten-free Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe is healthy and delicious. I hope you love this easy chicken dish that is served with a sweet and savory orange sauce. Both kids and adults love this chicken dish.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1.25 pounds chicken cutlets or chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly-squeezed orange juice (from about 34 oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Press the Sauté button on your Instant Pot. Pour in the cooking oil and let it heat up for a few minutes. 
  2. Then, add the chicken, onion, and bell pepper. Stir and let cook for about 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Cancel the Sauté button and add the orange juice, sugar, and salt. Stir and lock on the lid.
  4. Set the time to 8 minutes at high pressure.
  5. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 5-10 minutes. Then, use the quick-release to get rid of any remaining pressure.
  6. Remove the lid and press the Sauté button. Whisk in the arrowroot starch or cornstarch for about 2 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Cancel the Sauté button and serve the orange chicken over steamed white rice, brown rice, or sautéed cauliflower rice.
  8. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. You can easily double this recipe if you want to make a double batch.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy orange chicken, pressure cooker orange chicken, chicken with orange juice

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