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Sesame chicken. Delicious instant pot sesame chicken

Sesame Chicken

Sweet and tangy dinner perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 535 kcal


  • 2.0 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2.0 tablespoons olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2.0 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce can sub coconut aminos


Sauté the chicken.

  • Turn the Instant Pot on the sauté function. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and while it's heating up, cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  • Once the chicken is lightly browned (not cooked all the way through- just white on the outside) turn off the sauté function.

Pressure Cook.

  • Add brown sugar, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, corn starch, and orange juice to the chicken.
  • Stir together, and seal in the Instant pot. Set to high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.


Calories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 49gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1228mgPotassium: 565mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 188IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner, gluten-free, kid-friendly
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