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Do you want to know one of my most favorite dinner options in the Instant Pot, ever? Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken. This meal is amazing in so many ways! When I hit up a Chinese restaurant this is one of my go-to meals. It’s so satisfying and tasty! You won’t believe how yummy it is in the Instant Pot. Let’s give it a try and make it together.

Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken

If you’re ready for a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour, then this Instant Pot meal is for you! With just a few ingredients you can recreate something that you can get at a restaurant. It sounds like a win-win situation for me. I love eating this with some yummy rice, it just completes the meal. 

instant pot sweet and sour chickenI get so excited when I discover a meal that the whole family can enjoy. I mean, you can’t go wrong when you make chicken for the family, can you? If you’re tired of the same old thing, make sure you give this recipe a try! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb chicken, cut into small 1″ strips
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 2 eggs,  large room temp
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 Red and green pepper, diced
  • 8 oz sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water, for rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Green onions to garnish
Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken
The seasoning in this dish is everything. You may be surprised as to how many ingredients you have right at home! 
Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken

How to Make Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken 

Turn instant pot on to saute- let it come to full heat before adding any food. Add cornstarch, flour, and eggs into 3 small bowls. Whisk eggs thoroughly. Dip the chicken in cornstarch, then into the eggs, and then into the flour. Set to the side.

Add your oil to instant pot once it is hot. Add dredged chicken, in a single layer in the Instant pot. Brown the chicken on each side about 5 minutes. It should be a golden brown color. Add the peppers, and sweet and sour sauce and toss to combine. Close and seal the instant pot. Set on high for 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken

Want something scrumptious? Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken is where it's at!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken, cut into small 1" strips
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 2 eggs, ¬†large room temp
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 Red and green pepper, diced
  • 8 oz sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water, for rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Green onions to garnish

Instructions

    1. Turn instant pot on to saute- let it come to full heat before adding any food. 

    2. Add cornstarch, flour, and eggs into 3 small bowls. 

    3. Whisk eggs thoroughly. Dip the chicken in cornstarch, then into the eggs, and then into the flour. 

    4. Set to the side.

    5. Add your oil to instant pot once it is hot. 

    6. Add dredged chicken, in a single layer in the Instant pot. 

    7. Brown the chicken on each side about 5 minutes.

    8.  It should be a golden brown color. Add the peppers, and sweet and sour sauce and toss to combine. 

    9. Close and seal the instant pot. Set on high for 3 minutes.

    10. Release the valve once the timer goes off. 

    11. Remove the chicken and set to the side. 

    12. Clean the insert and dry. 

    13. Place the insert back in the Instant Pot. 

    14. Add rice and 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot. 

    15. Add the lid on top of rice.

    16. Close and seal the instant pot.

    17. Set on high for 3 minutes, let naturally release for 15 minutes.

    18. Garnish green onions.

Release the valve once the timer goes off. Remove the chicken and set to the side. Clean the insert and dry. Place the insert back in the Instant Pot. Add rice and 2 cups of water to the Instant pot. Add the lid on top of rice.

Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken Close and seal instant pot. Set on high for 3 minutes, let naturally release for 15 minutes.Garnish green onions

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