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Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken Recipe

Looking for a nice take-out version of an easy cashew chicken recipe you can make at home? This easy Instant Pot Cashew Chicken recipe is healthy and tasty and much better than the take-out we all love!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Cashew Chicken, Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 869kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups white rice prepared
  • 1 green onion sliced thin

Optional to Thicken Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water


  • Place chicken, oil, and garlic into the instant pot and saute until chicken is cooked on all sides. Stir in soy sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar and hoisin sauce. Mix well. Add pepper and stir to combine.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and close the pressure valve. Set the pot to Manual, High Pressure for 8 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release the pressure and open the pot. If the mixture is thin, add cornstarch and mix well. Stir in cashews.
  • Serve over a bed of white rice topped with green onions.
  • Serves 4


Cooking time doesn't include time it takes for pressure cooker to come to pressure.