Pressure-Cooker Orange Chipotle Chicken

The citrus in this delicious chicken dish keeps things fresh and lively. We're big on spice in our house, so sometimes I use two chipotle peppers.

Pressure-Cooker Orange Chipotle Chicken

Average Rating: 5

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.
YIELD: 6 servings.


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Grated orange zest


  • 1. Place 1/2 cup water, orange juice concentrate, barbecue sauce, chipotle pepper, salt and garlic powder in a blender; cover and process until blended.
  • 2. Place chicken and onion in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; top with juice mixture. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 6 minutes.
  • 3. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°. Remove chicken from pressure cooker; keep warm.
  • 4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons water until smooth; gradually stir into pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Spoon over chicken; top with orange zest.
    Freeze option:
    Place chicken in freezer containers; top with sauce. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast with 1/4 cup sauce: 246 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges:
5 lean meat, 1 starch.