Instant Pot® Cashew Chicken

Instant Pot® Cashew Chicken

by Marina Soler 6 months ago
3 (1)
25 minutes
379 kcal
29 g carbs
Description

A classic takeout favorite made at home in your Instant Pot®. This recipe uses chicken breast to keep it on the lean side, but the chicken is tenderized to maintain a velvety texture. Serve over white rice.

Ingredients
  • 14 ounces chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 cups green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can baby corn, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
Directions
  1. 1. Place chicken in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch; mix until each piece of chicken is well coated. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon mirin on top and stir well. Set aside.
  2. 2. Combine water, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons mirin, hoisin sauce, and 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  3. 3. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add 1 teaspoon peanut oil, cashews, white sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds. Cook and stir until fragrant and toasted evenly, about 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil, bell peppers, onion, and garlic and saute until vegetables have softened and garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Mix in soy sauce mixture, baby corn, and water chestnuts. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. 4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  5. 5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 5 servings
calories: 379 kcal
carbohydrates: 29 g
protein: 22.3 g
saturated fat: 3.7 g
cholesterol: 45.4 mg
sodium: 839.4 mg
fiber: 7.1 g
sugar: 10.8 g