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Instant Pot Chinese Pork: A Quick And Easy Asian Dish You’ll Love!

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Are you looking for something different to make in the Instant Pot? I have the perfect recipe for you! This Instant Pot Chinese Pork is amazing in so many ways. You get all the flavoring in a one-pot meal. If you are looking for something yummy to make tonight for dinner, go with this recipe! Don’t forget to cook some Instant pot rice and check out our Sweet and Sour chicken too!

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Can You Freeze Chinese Pork?

YES! If you really want to freeze this pork, go for it. The only thing you’ll need to make sure you do is put it in an airtight container.


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Instant Pot Chinese Pork

I love Chinese food, but it can really expensive to go out to eat all the time. I have my Instant Pot sitting right in my kitchen, so I might as well make as much food at home as I possibly can! You can easily make this pork recipe your next dinner option.

Why is Chinese Pork Red?

Are you wondering why this pork is red? I’ll help you to understand. The pork turns red from some of the spices, but also food coloring is sometimes used to make it red. Pork can also have a bit of a red tint to it as well.

Can I Use Light Soy Sauce or Dark Soy Sauce?

It is best to use light soy sauce. Light soy sauce is less salty and has a more delicate flavor than dark soy sauce. It is also thinner in consistency, which helps it to penetrate the meat better. If you do not have light soy sauce, you can use regular soy sauce.

What Can I Serve With Instant Pot Chinese Pork?

This dish is typically served with white rice, however you could also serve with brown rice. It can also be served with noodles or steamed or sauteed vegetables.

Instant Pot Chinese Pork


How to Make Chinese Pork

Looking for a way to make this at home? I have the best recipe for you! Just follow along as I teach you how to make this right in your own Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chinese Pork


  • 1.5 pounds boneless pork loin (or boneless spare ribs)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (*see note)
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce (*see note)
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 drops natural red food coloring
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil

How To Make Instant Pot Chinese Pork

Thinly slice the pork into strips about 3″ long and place in a large
sealable plastic bag.

In a small bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

Pour the marinade into the plastic bag with the pork.

Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator overnight.

When ready to cook:

Add the olive oil and Sesame oil to the Instant Pot

Place the pork inside the Instant pot and set to saute.

Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring to evenly cook.

Add the leftover marinade to the Instant Pot.

Add the lid and close the seal.

Turn the Instant Pot to Manual for 4 minutes.

Immediately open the seal to release the steam.

Remove from the Instant pot and serve over rice.


Instant Pot Chinese Pork


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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!


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