Paleo Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot & Under 30 Minutes!)

This easy Chinese Chicken and Broccoli recipe is made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker and is paleo-friendly and SO delicious. It tastes like your favorite Chinese food take-out, without any guilt! Get ready for the ultimate Chinese comfort food made in under 20 minutes and is whole30-compliant!

Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot) - Lexi's Clean KitchenChicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot & Under 30 Minutes!)

Growing up, I LOVED Chinese food. No place fancy, just the local junky Chinese place (probably loaded with MSG) was my go-to. Chicken and Broccoli lunch specials happened regularly, so when I say this is the real deal, I mean it! Forget take out with this homemade, easy version!

Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

What I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make! It comes together in under 20 minutes, and is seriously the ultimate comfort food! Serve it with cauliflower rice for a low carb, whole30 compliant meal, or with white rice!

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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 0:15 Yields 2



  1. Place chicken in the insert of your Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot.
  2. Add in broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. 
  3. Cook on manual, high pressure for 8 minutes.
  4. Turn the knob to quick release.
  5. Add in the slurry and mix to combine.
  6. Press off, then turn on the sauté function. Add in the broccoli on saute for about 5 minutes, stirring often, or until broccoli has softened and sauce has reduced slightly and thickened. Add apple cider vinegar and mix (this won’t add any vinegar taste, just brings out the flavor in the sauce).
  7. Garnish and enjoy. Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice!

Recipe Notes

  • Makes 2-3 portions. Double to make more!
  • Updated 1/10/19: Chicken can vary in how much liquid it releases. If your sauce is thin, you can add a bit more thickener, or boil down the sauce using the saute function.
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