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instant pot orange chicken

AIP Orange Chicken

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: entree
  • Method: pressure cook
  • Cuisine: Latin
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for meal prep!



  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice of 2 oranges 
  • 3 sprigs thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons cassava flour or tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup warm water


  1. Heat your pressure cooker on saute mode. Season the chicken breast with salt, garlic, ginger and onion powder.
  2. Pour the olive oil into the pot and sear the chicken for 2-3  minutes on each side.
  3. Cancel the saute function and add in the orange zest, thyme, orange juice, and aminos.
  4. Close the lid and cook on medium-high for 20 minutes. Release the pressure manually.
  5. Open the lid, remove the chicken from the pot and transfer to a bowl to shred. Set the pressure cooker on saute or reduce mode. Bring the sauce left inside to a simmer.
  6. Mix the warm water and the flour to make a slurry and add it to the pot. Whisk in until it thickens the sauce. Pour the thickened sauce over the shredded chicken and mix well.
  7. Serve hot! See post for serving suggestions.

Recipe Notes:

  • To make in a slow cooker; add everything except the slurry into the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Remove the chicken and whisk the slurry into the sauce left behind in the pot.
  • To make without the slurry & leave out cassava flour; Reduce the sauce for 10 minutes to thicken it up a bit and mix that with the chicken. You can also whisk in some gelatin and that will help.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 237
  • Sugar: 5.2g
  • Sodium: 372mg
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 28.2g