Your new instant pot or pressure cooker will expose you to a different way of cooking, which in turn will lead to new meals and exciting flavors!

Take for example this chicken and orange combination — who’d have thought?! This recipe teaches you how to sauté food as part of your cooking preparations.

So, if you’re ready to learn about using a new side of your instant pot, read on!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Quantity: 4 servings
389 calories per serving
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  • 1,5kg boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • ½ tbsp ginger (ground)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 tsp garlic (granulated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup fine white sugar
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 6-10 dried chilies (as hot as you want!)
  • 2 tablespoon of cornstarch diluted in 4 tablespoons of water (mix well)
  • 2 oranges; zest and juice


  1. Use a large bowl to whisk together the ground ginger and cinnamon, the granulated garlic, salt, and the cornstarch mixed with water.
  2. Add the chicken cubes and make sure that every piece is thoroughly covered with the mixture.
  1. Use the sauté function on the instant pot to heat up the coconut oil. Once it’s hot, add the chicken pieces after removing it from the excess mixture.
  2. Stir the chicken pieces every few minutes until the chicken has browned.
  1. Add the sauce, chilies and orange juice and zest to the brown chicken pieces and mix.
  2. Close and seal the instant pot and set it for ten minutes to its high setting on the manual pressure function.
  1. Release the pressure after ten minutes and dish up!
  2. Serve the chicken while hot, on a bed of rice or noodles.

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