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Get ready friends, it’s time to enjoy some delicious takeout made at home! You all loved our 15-minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken so much that we wanted to take those flavors one step further and turn it into an incredibly easy dump-and-go dinner that doesn’t require any sautéing!
The Instant Pot has already proved it’s worthiness to us. It can cook meals quickly, hands-off and doesn’t heat up a kitchen. It doesn’t get any better than that! If you’re not convinced yet maybe our delicious dinner we’re sharing today will change your mind! Dump dinners are seriously a game changer. It essentially means you dump all the ingredients into the pot, set it, and walk away. While you wait you can catch up on your favorite TV shows or more productively, tackle your to-do list! When the Instant Pot beeps indicating the time is up you’ll be welcomed with a fully cooked delicious meal, sides and all! Our Instant Pot Orange Chicken Dump Dinner will surely become a new family favorite in your home!
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Since this is a dump-and-go dinner you simply add all of the ingredients to the pot. Yes, it’s that easy. However, it’s important to note you’ll want to add the oil, chicken, broth, orange juice, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, marmalade, and rice in that order. Remember, DO NOT stir! When cooking in the Instant Pot, it’s all about creating layers and we strategically placed the ingredients in that order to ensure you don’t get the dreaded burn notice!
Next, it’s time to pressure cook. Lid your pot and ensure the valve is set to “sealing”. Then select Pressure Cook/Manual (this button will vary depending on the model of your pot) and cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Now, keep in mind, this does not account for the time the pot will need to come to pressure. We found that our 6-quart Instant Pot Duo came to pressure in 15 minutes.
Once the cooking time has elapsed, allow for a natural release of 5 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure. Next, open the lid and add the broccoli. Give the contents of the pot a good stir and lid the pot again and set the valve back to “sealing”. Allowing the broccoli to sit inside the hot pot will steam the florets to perfection. After all, nobody likes soggy broccoli!
If you prefer your broccoli a little crunchy, let it sit for 5 minutes. If you prefer your broccoli a little softer, allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Then take the lid off and serve hot! We garnished our dish with green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, however, this step is completely optional. We hope you come to love this dinner as much as we did!
It took our 6-quart Instant Pot Duo 15 minutes to come to pressure, however, the time will vary depending on the size and model you are using.
Check the broccoli at 5 minutes, if the broccoli is cooked to your liking serve immediately – if you prefer it softer, lid the pot for another 5 minutes.