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Instant Pot Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken | 5 Minute Dump & Go Recipe

Chinese sweet and sour chicken is a popular dish known for its vibrant flavors and contrasting tastes. It typically consists of crispy fried chicken pieces coated in a tangy, sweet, and slightly sour sauce.

I made an easy version in the Instant Pot & it’s dump & go. All we have to do is dump all the ingredients into the stainless steel pot & pressure cook for just 5 minutes.

Delicious sweet and sour chicken will be ready in no time.

5 Minute Instant Pot Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken | Dump & Go Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 5 people
  • Boneless chicken, diced- 2 chicken breasts
  • Garlic, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped- ½ tbsp
  • Dried red chili flakes- 1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup- ¼ cup
  • Pineapple juice- ½ cup
  • Pineapple, chunks- 1 can
  • Red or orange pepper, diced- 1
To garnish
  • Cornstarch slurry- 1 tbsp
  • Green onions, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. I've taken boneless chicken breast, dice them into chunks.
  2. In the stainless steel pot, dump all the ingredients. Combine well.
  3. Close the pot with the lid.
  4. Select the pressure cook setting, set the time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  5. After pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes & then do a quick pressure release.
  6. Open the lid.
  7. Chicken will be perfectly cooked & there will be some liquid in the pot.
  8. If you prefer you can thicken the gravy with cornstarch slurry & cook in saute setting for 2 minutes.
  9. I skipped adding cornstarch slurry.
  10. Serve in a bowl. Garnish with chopped green onions.
  11. Enjoy this delicious sweet & sour chicken with steamed rice.



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