Paleo Chicken and Broccoli in the Instant Pot

This easy Chinese American style Paleo Chicken and Broccoli in the Instant Pot is so delicious and comes together so quickly! It’s gluten-free, whole30 compliant and is truly a fan favorite for good reason! Scroll down for a video of how it’s made!

plate of Paleo chicken and broccoliPaleo Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

American Chinese take-out food was my favorite when I was a kid. I ordered Chicken and Broccoli lunch specials regularly, so when I say this is the real deal, I mean it! You don’t need to order it when you can make this homemade, easy version with paleo-friendly ingredients! Honestly, it will be on your table quicker than if you ordered it. This version uses whole food ingredients, made in the instant pot and is so delicious!

My favorite part about this recipe is how easy it is to make! It comes together in under 20 minutes, and is seriously the ultimate comfort food!

Here is what’s in it:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • chicken broth
  • coconut aminos (soy sauce substitute)
  • sesame oil and seeds
  • fish sauce
  • fresh ginger
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • apple cider vinegar
  • broccoli
  • arrowroot or tapioca starch

Plate of chicken and broccoli instant pot

What to serve with this Chicken and Broccoli Instant Pot:

  • Cauliflower rice (for a paleo, low carb, whole30 compliant meal)
  • White Rice
  • Mixed Veggies
  • Rice Noodles

Want other Instant Pot recipes? Try these:

Instant Pot paleo chicken

If you like this takeout recipe, check out these others:

Watch the video:

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:10 Inactive Time 00:10 Total Time 00:30 Serves 2-4



  1. Place chicken, broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper in the Instant Pot. Cover and cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  2. Once done, turn the knob for quick release.
  3. In a small bowl combine the arrowroot and water to create a slurry. Pour this into the instant pot with the chicken.
  4. Press off, then turn on the sauté function. Add in the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, or until broccoli has softened and sauce has reduced slightly and thickened.
  5. Add apple cider vinegar and mix until combined. Press cancel to shut off.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or white rice.

Recipe Notes

  1. 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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