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Instant Pot™ Orange Sesame Chicken Thighs

instant pot™ orange sesame chicken thighs Entree Chinese
Instant Pot™ Orange Sesame Chicken Thighs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4

Put down the takeout menu. We repeat: put. down. the. takeout. menu. Thanks to the Instant Pot™, this orange sesame chicken is just as quick as calling that Chinese restaurant down the street. Plus you don’t have to tip, so there’s that. MORE+ LESS-

March 14, 2018
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Ingredients

1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
2
teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons honey
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
2
tablespoons cold water
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon sliced green onion
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon raw sesame seed

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix chicken with 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil and the salt; stir to coat. Set aside.
  • 2
    On 6-quart Instant Pot™, select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat vegetable oil in insert. Brown chicken in oil, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Select CANCEL.
  • 3
    Add broth, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, gingerroot and remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 10 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure. Internal temperature in chicken should be at least 165°F using instant-read thermometer. If chicken is not done, select MANUAL, and cook on high pressure 2 to 3 minutes longer. Select CANCEL. Remove chicken to serving platter, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat water and cornstarch with whisk. Select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat liquid to simmering. Gently stir in cornstarch mixture; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring frequently, until thickened. Select CANCEL.
  • 5
    Spoon sauce over chicken, and top with green onion, orange peel and sesame seed.

Expert Tips

  • Browning the chicken before adding the liquids adds more flavor to this simple recipe.
  • Add a green vegetable, like steamed broccoli, and serve with rice for a perfect weeknight meal.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1000mg
42%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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