Insta Pot Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Instant Pot Chinese Chicken And Broccoli Recipe

Have some chicken and broccoli and want an easy one-pot dinner? This chicken and broccoli Asian-style recipe is super easy to make and makes for a delicious dinner any night of the week.

This recipe is delicious served over rice, so I start my rice first and while that is cooking, I do all the prep work and measure all the ingredients.

Instant Pot Chicken And Broccoli

And easy and delicious Asian style chicken and broccoli recipe that is a snap to prepare!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Broccoli, Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • Instant Pot


  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound broccoli cut into bite size pieces

For the Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¾ cup water or beef stock

For Slurry and Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch for the slurry add 1 tbsp of water and mix it with the corn starch before adding to the sauce – you might need more if your sauce isn’t thick enough.
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds to garnish optional


  • To the Instant Pot, add the chicken, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Give it a quick mix.
  • Cover with the lid, and make sure that the Instant Pot vent is in sealing position.
  • Press on “manual” or “pressure cook”, set on high pressure, and cook for 3 minutes. Let the Instant Pot come to pressure, then it will stop cooking and will beep. Quickly release the steam and carefully open the lid.

To Thicken The Sauce:

  • Press on “saute” setting, and add the slurry to the pot. Mix it with the sauce, and the sauce will be thickened. If it’s not thick enough, then add one more tbsp of cornstarch with water mixed together before adding to the pot.
  • Stir in the broccoli and cover with the lid to let it "steam" for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve over rice, and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


If your sauce is still to thin after adding the first tablespoon of corn starch, you can add up to another tablespoon as needed. 
This recipe can easily be doubled if you are feeding a hungry family