Orange chicken instant pot – Chicken is one of the most delicious meats in the world and also one that is often found on many diet plans for muscle building or slimming down.
It’s a meat that many nutritionists use to help their clients achieve their weight goals or muscle building goals but if you’re on a different type of diet that requires a low carb intake like the keto diet.
It’s a bit harder to include the chicken as it’s usually paired up with a lot of ingredients that are high on carb during the cooking process and the meal at the end isn’t keto friendly at all.
This is where this post will come in as we have some great orange chicken instant pot recipe ideas that are also keto friendly and won’t set you back on your daily carb intake.
Both recipes are easy to make and doesn’t require too much expertise in the kitchen as long as you own an Instant Pot.
You’ll be done in less than 30 minutes with both of the recipes we’re about to present and we’re sure that at least one of them, if not both, will find itself on your permanent list of weekly dinners you can make for you and your entire family.
Orange Chicken Instant Pot Recipe #1
The first orange chicken instant pot recipe we have for you is a delicious one and it comes from an Asian cuisine.
Its keto friendly which means it has very few carbs and even if you’re on a strict diet you can still make it and have it without having to worry too much about your daily carb intake.
The ingredients needed for this recipe are quite easy to find and it would take about 20 minutes to prepare it from start to finish.
Following the exact recipe will yield 4 servings and the ingredients you’ll need are:
Orange Chicken Instant Pot
- 2 minced Garlic cloves
- ⅓ Cup
- ½ Cup
fresh Orange juice
- 3 tbsp
- 2 tbsp
Apple cider vinegar
- ½ tbsp Orange zest
- 1 tbsp
- 1 tbsp
- ½ tbsp
Red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
- Sesame seeds
- 1 Green Onion
- Take your instant pot and set it to sauté mode.
To start making this recipe you’ll need to prepare the chicken by seasoning it with salt and pepper and putting it aside for a bit.
Next, you’ll need a bowl in which you’ll prepare the sauce by whisking together the coconut aminos, orange juice, orange zest, apple cider vinegar, fish sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and set it aside to use later.
Take your instant pot and set it to sauté mode.
Add the avocado oil to heat it up and afterwards sear the chicken in batches till all of it is well cooked and has a brown color on each side.
Once all of the chicken pieces are cooked well, add everything back in the instant pot and pour the sauce over the chicken.
Close the lid and seal it before setting it to cook on manual for 3 minutes and afterwards naturally release the pressure for about 10 minutes.
Once the time has passed you can take out the chicken and serve or if you feel like the sauce isn’t thick enough you can add ½ teaspoon of xanthan with ½ teaspoon of water and sauté everything for a little bit more till the sauce gets the desired thickness.
The amount of energy and nutrients this meal provides is 328 Calories, 7g Carbs, 15g Fat and 36g Protein per one serving.
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Instant Pot Recipe #2
The second orange chicken recipe we have for you is similar to the first one although there are some different ingredients and takes less time but it’s not less delicious or tasty.
It takes 15 minutes in total to make it from start to finish and yields 6 servings.
It’s extremely keto friendly because it’s very low on carbs and the ingredients are easy to find.
The ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious recipe are:
- 2lb cut in cubes, boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
- 75ml sugar-free, bit-free Orange juice
- 3 tablespoon Tamari sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoon Cornflour
- 1 tablespoon Cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (Monkfruit/Erythritol)
- 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon Ginger puree
- ½ teaspoon minced Garlic
- ¼ teaspoon Chili flakes
To start making this orange chicken instant pot recipe you’ll need to get a bowl and mix together the orange juice, cider vinegar, tamari soy sauce, garlic, sweetener, ginger, chili flakes, salt and sesame oil till they are all well combined. Set the bowl aside.
Next, you’ll need to place the chicken and the sauce into the instant pot insert, cover the pot and set it to sealing.
Set it to manual and high pressure cook for 5 minutes.
Once it’s done, let the pot naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes before doing a quick pressure release.
Add the corn flour along with a tablespoon of water in a separate bowl and mix it well till it turns into a paste.
Add the paste to the instant pot, set it on sauté mode and mix everything together while cooking for about 3 minutes or till the sauce has thickened enough.
Use some onion and sesame seeds for garnish and serve.
The amount of energy and nutrients this meal provides is 195 Calories, 3g Carbs, 4g Fat and 32g Protein per one serving.
Feel free to let us know which one of these two recipe ideas was the one that found itself on your permanent weekly dinner rotation and which of the instant pot orange chicken recipes you liked the most by using the comment section below or directly via email.