Kung Pao Chicken in the Instant Pot is absolutely genius! While your Instant Pot can make rice, we added this to already cooked brown rice. If you're like me and can't get enough of cooking in the Instant Pot, check out my free 30 Day Instant Pot Meal Plan. There's no opt-in or obligation, it's 100% free and delicious. :)

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken

Ingredients

2 cups diced/cubed chicken
½ red onion
½ cup diced zucchini
½ cup diced sweet red and yellow chili peppers
⅓ cup sliced green onions
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 cups cooked brown rice
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbs honey
½ – 1 tsp hot chili paste
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic
2 tbsp cornstarch

Kung Pao Chicken in the Instant Pot

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, chili paste, brown sugar, garlic, and cornstarch. Mix thoroughly with diced chicken, and pour into your instant pot.

Close lid, set high pressure, and cook for 5 minutes.

While that is cooking, cut your zucchini, onion, green onions, and peppers.

Vent your cooker, then add in vegetables plus some of your sesame seeds. Seal and cook another 4 minutes on high.

Kung Pao Chicken in the Instant Pot

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over a bed of cooked brown rice.

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao spicy chicken with a kick!

  • 2 cups diced/cubed chicken
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup diced zucchini
  • ½ cup diced sweet red and yellow chili peppers
  • ⅓ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ½ - 1 tsp hot chili paste
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, chili paste, brown sugar, garlic, and cornstarch. Mix thoroughly with diced chicken, and pour into your instant pot.
  2. Close lid, set high pressure, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. While that is cooking, cut your zucchini, onion, green onions, and peppers.
  4. Vent your cooker, then add in vegetables plus some of your sesame seeds. Seal and cook another 4 minutes on high.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over a bed of cooked brown rice.