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Instant Pot Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

Tasty cashew chicken with broccoli. This is a great weeknight dinner choice and is made even easier because it's cooked in the Instant Pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2-3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped cashew nuts


  • Cut the chicken into cubes about one inch in size.
  • Using the sauté setting on the Instant Pot add the olive oil and heat until warm.
  • Add the sliced onion and mix for 2 minutes until the onion softens.
  • Add the chicken and stir until the outside of it becomes seared. Turn off the sauté setting.
  • In a small bowl combine the garlic, ginger, peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce and honey
  • Add to the chicken and mix well.
  • Add the chicken broth and place the lid on top of the pot.
  • Secure properly and set on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, carefully release the steam and then take the lid off.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to sauté again and stir in the broccoli florets and chopped cashew nuts.
  • Cook the broccoli for 2 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with extra chopped cashew nuts