instant pot cashew chicken

This cashew chicken is just as good as your favorite Chinese restaurant.  It’s super easy and flavorful and it’s all made in the comfort of your own kitchen. The instant pot speeds up the process and helps get dinner on the table in minutes.

instant pot cashew chicken

INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  3. 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  4. 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  5. 2 Tbsp ketchup
  6. 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced
  8. 1 tsp minced ginger (fresh)
  9. 1/8 tsp ground red pepper
  10. 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  11. 1 Tbsp water
  12. 1/3 cup cashews
  13. Sliced green onions, for garnish
  14. Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Use kitchen shears to cut all excess fat off the chicken thighs. Then cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Place them in the Instant Pot.
  • Add in the pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red pepper. Stir to really coat the chicken with the sauce.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual timer to 8 minutes on high pressure. When the timer goes off do a quick release.