InstaPot Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe


InstaPot Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken is a favorite here in my house! It's also a favorite all time Chinese dish. Try this lightened up version which is Paleo-friendly, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and grain free, but definitely not lacking flavor!

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts (approx. 2 pounds)

  • 2T honey (clover honey to make SIBO friendly)

  • 5T organic tomato paste

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos

  • 3 large oranges (juiced)

  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic oil

  • 1 teas ground ginger

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish, optional

  • 1 tablespoon of green onions for garnish, optional (green parts only for SIBO friendly)


  • Trim chicken if any visible fat then place in instapot

  • Add juiced oranges, zest, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic oil, ground ginger, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and honey in a bowl and whisk

  • Pour on top of chicken in instapot and cover evenly

  • Press instapot Meat/Stew button time should be at 12 minutes

  • Once finished let instapot release pressure, remove chicken and cut on a vertical to slice in to chucks and add back to sauce.

  • Serve over zucchini noodles, butternut squash noodles, broccoli or like in my photo what I had on hand was zucchini that I roasted in the oven.


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