These instant pot Chinese recipes are 25 ways your Instant Pot can make tonight’s dinner super easy. These recipes are better and faster than Chinese takeout!
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT CHINESE RECIPES AT HOME
Chinese food takeout menus may be your go-to on busy evenings or late nights, but instead of throwing away money on takeout, why not try your hand at making your favorite Chinese food recipes?
I’ve put together a collection of my favorite Chinese food recipes, including everything from General Tso’s Chicken and rice to honey chicken, lo mein, and more.
This collection is really for anyone who loves Chinese takeout! The best part? All of these recipes are easy to follow and simple to make.
COMMON INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT CHINESE RECIPES
- chili sauce
- dried Chinese mushrooms
- dark soy sauce
- fermented black beans
- fresh ginger
- hoisin sauce
- oyster sauce
- rice vinegar
- rice wine
- soy sauce
- toasted sesame oil
Try your hand at one of these recipes instead of calling your local restaurant.
25 INSTANT POT CHINESE RECIPES
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Lo Mein
- Beef and Broccoli
- Sesame Chicken
- Orange Chicken
- White Rice
- Fried Rice
- Green Beans
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Ginger Garlic Chicken
- Char Siu BBQ Pork
- Honey Soy Chicken Wings
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks
- Cashew Chicken
- General Tso’s Instant Pot Chicken
- Instant Pot Apricot Chicken
- Orange Ginger Chicken
- Szechuan Shrimp (You may need these tips.)
- Steamed Dumplings
- Chinese Style Fried Pork Chops
- Szechuan Chicken (also known as Mongolian Chicken)
- Instant Pot Chinese Barbecue Beef
- Mongolian Beef
- Chinese Style Steamed Ginger Scallion Fish
One of my biggest challenges is getting dinner on the table every night. I know how easy it is to meal plan.
But, there’s so much to do in the evenings in such a short period of time. I’d rather talk to my hubby and kids than be in the kitchen cooking.
You may already know how big of a fan of efficiency I am. So the thought of an appliance that cooks dinner for me, that doesn’t come out looking like mush? Yes!
But, I have finally given in to a new appliance called the Instant Pot.
WHAT IS AN INSTANT POT?
A multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle.
If you don’t already have an Instant Pot, you might be wondering “Why all the fuss?” I know I did!
I don’t really enjoy cooking. So, when I started hearing buzz about the Instant Pot, I didn’t pay much attention.
With so many of my friends getting them, it was hard to ignore the buzz. I kept hearing the same comments: multi-functional, easy, fast.
Mashed potatoes in 15 minutes. Steel cut oats in under 10 minutes. Does the work of multiple kitchen appliances.
You will no longer need your slow cooker, pressure cooker, or rice cooker.
I haven’t met one single person who doesn’t love their Instant Pot.
Why Everyone Is Talking About the Instant Pot
Unlike the old pressure cookers you might be picturing, Instant Pot has multiple safety features to make pressure cooking safer and easier. So, you can enjoy all the benefits of a pressure cooker with fewer risks.
But an Instant Pot is a lot more than a pressure cooker. It’s a rice cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, steamer and even a yogurt maker! Instead of being ANOTHER kitchen appliance you have to store, it actually takes the place of several so you can free up cabinet or counter space!
I’m not a food blogger, so I checked in with my friends and found some easy Instant Pot recipes for you.
I know lots of families like Chinese takeout, so I made a list of 25 of my favorite instant pot Chinese recipes.