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Instant Pot Orange Chicken - Traditional - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Orange Chicken - Traditional - Dump and Go Dinner

Tricia
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4 Servings
8 Ingredients
8 Comments

Chicken thighs pressured cooked in a flavorful orange sauce provide an easy dinner option you can look forward to on busy days.

4 Servings
8 Ingredients
8 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Chicken, Thighs, Boneless/Skinless
  • ½ tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 6 ounces Orange Juice Concentrate, Frozen
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • ½ ounces Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup
Serving Day Ingredients
  • ½ cups Water

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Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

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Prog. Pressure Cooker

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  1. Hi there! I was hoping to try this recipe out before jumping into the freezing bootcamps! What does it mean to “Divide chicken thighs between indicated number of round freezer containers.”? I wasn’t sure what the indicated number of freezer containers were.
    Thank you!

    1. Great question. Those instructions are geared toward Once a Month Meals members who would be making multiple meals on the same cooking day. If you’re following the instructions as written for one meal of 4 servings, you will only need one container.

  2. Is it right that it is 1/2 ounce applesauce. Is that equal to 1 tablespoon. Can you even taste that little bit of apple sauce?

    1. Hi Sarah, 1/2 ounce of applesauce is equal to roughly a tablespoon. IF you’re worried you won’t get enough apple flavor, you’re more than welcome to add a little more. Hope this helps!

  3. The cooking time seems to be the same whether from fresh or frozen. Will the 5 minute sauté be enough to thaw it out?

    1. Dorothy, the 5 minutes saute will begin the process of thawing, but not completely thaw it. Overall, it will take longer to come to pressure when frozen, than from fresh. We do realize that because of different variables (how thick pieces of meat are etc.), others could have a different experience. If you find that it is not cooked through after the initial time listed, you can simply add a little time at the end. We would rather have you add time than for it to be overcooked 😊

      1. The same cook time does not cook it at all. After 15 minutes the chicken was still partially frozen. There needs to be some sort of adjustment. Are there any suggestions for how much time to do the first time? I just took it out of the pressure cooker and now I had to put it back in for 15 minutes.

        1. I’m sorry for that frustration. I would suggest if cooking from frozen, try cooking for about 10 minutes, then quick releasing pressure, open and break up the chicken/sauce, and set it to an additional 20 minutes (it will return to pressure quickly since it’s already been heated).

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