Instant pot chicken and broccoli recipe that is so easy to make, quick and super delicious! This pressure cooker chicken and broccoli stir fry makes use of few ingredients, cooks in one pot and is perfect served on white rice or noodles.
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, Chinese
Keyword: chicken and broccoli, instant pot chicken and broccoli, pressure cooker chicken and broccoli
Instant pot pressure cooker
600g (1.2lb)Chickenskinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts
1tablespoonGarlicminced or paste
½teaspoonCayenne pepper or black pepperor to taste
1cupNo sodium chicken broth or Water
3tablespoonCornflour (Cornstarch)mix with 4 tablespoon water to form cornflour slurry
Sesame seed to garnishoptional
Pat chicken dry, cut into 1 inch cube and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.In a small bowl, add the soy sauce, cayenne pepper, sesame oil, brown sugar. Mix together.
Add the seasoned chicken in the pot of the instant pot then add in onions, garlic and ginger.
Pour in the soy sauce mixture and water then stir.
Cover the instant pot with it's lid then turn the vent into sealing position. Set instant pot to manual pressure cook on high for 6 minutes. After the 6 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick release by turning the vent into venting position.
When the pot is safely depressurised, open the lid.Set instant pot to saute then add cornflour slurry in the chicken and broccoli pot and stir.
Add in broccoli, stir gently and let instant pot saute for 1-2 minutes.
Turn off saute and cover the instant pot for 1-2 minutes to continue steaming the broccoli.
Adjust cayenne or black pepper according to how spicy you want the pressure cooker chicken and broccoli.
Pat chicken dry and cut into bite size before seasoning with salt and pepper.
Can i use frozen chicken for this instant pot chicken and broccoli stir fry?
Yes you can. Cooking time for fresh and frozen differ so you will have to add 4 minutes to the pressure cooking time for this recipe if using frozen chicken. Instead of pressure cooking for 6 minutes as with fresh chicken, you pressure cook for 10 minutes.