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Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli Try this recipe by Jeffrey Eisner of Pressure Luck Cooking (pressureluckcooking.com)
to make a quick and healthy meal.
1. Add the vegetable, sesame oils and Shaoxing
wine (which should NOT be cold but at
room temperature) to the Instant Pot, hit “Sauté”
and adjust so it’s on the “More” or “High”
setting. Allow it to heat up for 3 minutes.
2. Once heated, add in the onions and
scallions and cook for 2-3 minutes until
lightly softened. Add the garlic and cook for
another minute more.
3. Next, add the chicken and stir for
a minute more until the edges become
pinkish-white in color (it should not be fully
cooked). Add in the hoisin sauce and stir to
coat all the chicken with it.
4. Lastly, add in the beef broth, soy sauce,
oyster sauce and brown sugar and stir well.
5. Secure the lid, hit “Keep Warm/Cancel”
and then hit “Pressure Cook” or “Manual”
High Pressure for 4 minutes. Quick release
6. As the chicken is cooking, put the
broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl
with 1/4 cup of water poured over it, cover
loosely and microwave for 3-4 mins until it’s
slightly tender, but still firm. Also, create the
cornstarch slurry during this time.
7. Once the quick release is done and
the lid comes off the Instant Pot, hit “Keep
Warm/Cancel” and then hit “Sauté” again.
When the sauce begins to bubble, add in
the cornstarch slurry and stir immediately.
Then, add in the steamed broccoli and stir it
in so it’s nice and combined with the chicken
and the sauce. Allow it to bubble for 1-2
minutes and then turn the Instant Pot off.
8. Enjoy! Goes GREAT with my famous hibachi
fried rice (or white rice or brown rice)
and egg drop soup, hot and sour soup and
soup dumplings, all available on pressureluckcooking.
• 1 yellow onion, diced
• 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
• 1 tbsp of crushed garlic
• 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
• 3 tbsp of sesame oil
• 1 tbsp of Shaoxing rice wine (or cooking
sherry if you don’t have this)
• 1.5-2 pounds of chicken breast, sliced thin
and cut into bite-sized pieces
• 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
• 1/4 cup of low-sodium soy sauce
• 1 cup of beef broth (I used 1 cup of water
+ 1 tsp of Beef Better Than Bouillon)
• 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
• 2 tbsp of dark (or light) brown sugar
• 1-2 heads of fresh broccoli, with the florets
separate from the stalk (which you’ll
• 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water to form