With the title “Asian chicken from the Instant Pot” I really had to consider whether I call it that, or whether I give it the name Instant Pot Cashew chicken. Why? The recipe is based on the Instant Pot Cashew Chicken from Life made sweeter. It’s that simple. However, I have changed and adapted a few ingredients.
Praise and explanations to the pot can be found in abundance on the net, Google helps there gladly further. For my part, I am currently still in the phase where we both become friends. Yes, I like the pot, but I can’t say anything about an intimate relationship yet. We still know each other far too little. Therefore, for the time being, I present a sabotaged recipe, in which the family response was very good.
approx. 6 servings
1 kg chicken breast fillet
1-2 tablespoons wok oil, coconut oil, peanut oil (which is good for sautéing)
500 grams broccoli, cut into florets
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
2 – 3 spring onions
1 handful of Cashews (can be omitted if you do not have them on the menu)
1 tablespoon Citrusfibre (or locust bean gum, xanthan gum or guar gum appropriate dosage for thickening)
For the Marinade / Sauce
10 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (however, there are those only with sugar, you may omit if necessary)
1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil Azon_logo
1 – 2 teaspoons Honey to taste (erythritol, xylitol, or Ery-Stevia mixture)
1-2 cloves of garlic
2-3 slices of finely chopped ginger
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 red chili pepper or chilli flakes
150-200 ml chicken or vegetable broth
At the beginning of the Schnibbelei is
First, the Marinade is stirred together. The ginger is finely chopped and the garlic is pressed or also finely chopped. The chilli pepper is also chopped very finely. The finely cut ingredients are now well mixed with the Rest, except for the chicken stock and the thickener. If you do not want to take a Hoisin Sauce, just leave it out, which changes the taste a little. Hoisin Sauce is not available in a Low Carb Version and I have not yet found a reasonable recipe for making it myself. I can live with it because I use it as a spice. Likewise with the Cashews, which are stirred into the Asian chicken at the end.
The chicken breast fillets are cut into cubes about two centimetres in size and mixed with the Marinade.
Während das Gemüse geschnitten wird, können die Hähnchenwürfel durchziehen. Jetzt muss der Brokkoli in Röschen geschnitten werden. Bei mir wird auch noch der Stiel in Scheiben geschnitten. Muss man ja nicht wegwerfen. Eventuell holzige Teile habe ich geschält. Außerdem habe ich die Paprika geputzt und in Stücke geschnitten.
I cut the spring onions into rings and set them aside.
Preparing in Instant Pot
In the garden pot of the Instant Pot I added a little peanut oil and put the Pot on Sauté (sauté).
When the oil has become hot, the chicken breast cubes can be added with as little Marinade as possible. The cubes must now be fried roundly, but not cooked through. Depending on the quantity, the whole process takes around three to five minutes. And it has to be stirred every now and then.
In the meantime, the Marinade can be mixed with the Citrus fibers and the broth is also added.
When the dice are all fried, the remaining Marinade is added and the lid is placed on the Pot and closed. The pressure valve is also closed. Now select the pressure Cook cooking stage and set the Timer to five minutes.
After the Instant Pot has built up enough pressure and reached the cooking temperature, the cooking time begins. After the five minutes I (carefully) opened the pressure valve and drained the Steam. The program Choice is now switched back to Sauté, so that the vegetables can still be cooked. Now the vegetables and the Cashews are added to the chicken cubes and cooked. Every now and then, of course, the whole thing has to be stirred. Depending on how large the vegetables are, cooking takes another five minutes.
Now the Asian chicken from the Instant Pot can be served with side dishes of choice. For the low carb fraction there was the whole on cauliflower, for the High carber there was normal rice. You can also take Konya rice or cauliflower rice. The Asian chicken also tastes good without side dishes, but I think something belongs to it. The spring onions are sprinkled over the dish. Sesame could also be sprinkled over.