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Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken

Are you about to order take out? Give this Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken a try instead. You'll love how yummy it is and you can make it at home.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 439kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼  lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • cup corn flour
  • 3 large eggs beaten- room temp
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • cup buffalo hot sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced
  • ¼ cup snow peas
  • ¼ cup red pepper sliced
  • ½ onion sliced

Instructions

  • Cut up your chicken breasts into 1″ to 1.5″ chunks and set them aside.
  • Set up your station with one bowl holding your beaten eggs, and the
    other holding your flour, and corn flour.
  • Spray the inside of your air fryer lightly with some oil.
  • Dip your chicken cube into the egg wash, then place it into your coating.
  • Make sure your chicken is well coated and place it into the air fryer.
    Repeat until your air fryer is full.
  • Set your air fryer to 400F and cook your homemade chicken for 5 minutes.
  • You do not want to fully cook as we will use the Instant Pot next.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the buffalo sauce, brown sugar, rice
    vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  • Set to the side.
  • Add the olive oil and the veggies to the instant pot turned on to saute’ high.
  • Stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to the instant pot.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent.
  • Turn on manual for 4 minutes.
  • Once the timer is up release the pressure from the Instant Pot.
  • Remove the lid and serve.

Notes

If you want to reduce or increase the heat in this dish, just reduce or increase the amount of hot sauce that you use. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg