Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Danielle Walker via YouTube


This instant pot sesame orange chicken recipe by Danielle Walker on YouTube is a healthy recipe to make in 30 minutes. I love making orange chicken, but this recipe is quick and easy because you can dump all of the ingredients and let the instant pot do its job. Chinese food can be heavy and greasy, but this recipe is light and simple. There are many ways to serve sesame orange chicken such as on a bed of cauliflower rice, brown rice, or regular jasmine rice. There are no tricky cooking instructions or processes to make this dish either.



  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup coconut amino
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Garnish: sesame seeds and chopped green onions


First, trim off any fat from the boneless chicken thighs, and place it in the pressure cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients to the chicken to mix together except the sesame seeds. Secure the lid, and turn the machine to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

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Next, continue to watch Danielle Walker tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details. Release the lid, and add arrowroot slurry and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened.

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Overall, I love sesame orange chicken, and it’s hard to find good Chinese takeout in Tennessee. I love making my own orange chicken because you get more for the cost you are spending eating out. I can be a picky eater when it comes to the quality of food. So, if I make it at home, I would know the exact ingredients that are going in my body.

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