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Easy Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli

Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli

This super easy Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli will have you rushing to get out that pressure cooker. An incredibly delicious dinner in just 30 minutes!
Course dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Slow Release 12 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 4-6 chicken breast – cut into 1″ pieces
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • steamed rice


  • Combine sauce ingredients (except cornstarctogether in a small bowl & whisk.
  • Add chicken to the pot & top with sauce mixture.
  • Close the lid & cook on manual for 10 minutes.
  • Natural release for 15 minutes & then quick release.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from pot & set aside.
  • Turn off pot & then turn on sautee.
  • Whisk in cornstarch & stir until sauce thickens.
  • Add the cooked chicken back in & stir.
  • Add in steamed broccoli.
  • Serve over rice.


*This recipe was created using the 6-quart instant pot. If you are using a different size pot or a different pressure cooker brand entirely, cooking times may be off by a couple of minutes.
**Live at High Altitude - Because water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes, and pressure cooking requires water to boil in order to work, some foods may need a little more cooking time. When pressure cooking at high altitudes you want to make sure to add 5 percent to your cook time for every 1,000 feet above 2,000 feet elevation. For example, when we lived at 4,000+ feet I would add 10 percent to my cook time. For a recipe that called for 20-minutes of cooking time, I would then cook for 22 minutes. When pressure cooking, 1-2 minutes can make all the difference in a recipe, unlike when cooking by traditional methods.