Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe

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Trust me on this one. You don't want to miss out on this Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe. Not only is it packed full of flavor, but it is literally one of the best Chinese BBQ pork recipes, ever.

I love cooking up Instant Pot Chinese recipes because they always turn out perfectly. Plus, it saves me from having to order out and go pick up dinner, too.

I've found that I use my Instant Pot a lot and for good reason. Out of all my pork Instant Pot recipes, this one ranks up there pretty high. It's because it's so flavorful and tender! All I have to do is add a steamed veggie or our Instant Pot rice and I've created literally the perfect meal.

Are you ready to learn how to make this Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork? I think it just might become your favorite, too!

Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork
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Can I leave out the red food coloring from this pork recipe?

Yes, if you're wanting to skip the red coloring, you can leave it out. It really doesn't add any taste to the dish but more gives it that visual appeal that we're so used to seeing at the restaurants.

How long should I marinate pork?

For this recipe, overnight. As long as you let it rest for at least 6-8 hours in the marinade, you should be good to go.

It's a good rule of thumb to remember that it's really not good to marinate food items longer than 24 hours as there's a chance that it can take on too much of the marinade or flavor.

What would you serve this Chinese BBQ pork recipe with?

To be honest, it's really great on its own. But if you need to pair it up with something, steamed white rice (or brown rice) is always a good choice. You can also steam some broccoli or Brussel sprouts as well.

Any type of green veggie is really great with this dish. Don't forget that fresh chives and cilantro also taste stellar with this pork recipe, too!

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Can I freeze pork once cooked?

You can! If you happen to make too much of this dish are have a lot of leftovers remaining, just add them to a freezer-safe container and save for later.

It's also a super simple way to meal prep and have a tasty dinner just waiting to unthaw.

Other Side Dishes to Serve with this Instant Pot Pork Recipe

While this is totally a meal on its own, throw in some sides for good measure! Since the meat portion of this recipe is covered, think about veggies or even delicious fruit options that you can add to the mix.

Round out the meal and don't forget to add in some delicious side dishes. One of my favorites is Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Pilaf!


Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe

Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe

The taste and flavor of this Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe are so good! A juicy, caramelized pork is a delight in Chinese cuisine. It is pork normally cooked on the barbecue that is characterized by a very special maceration of the meat with which we will get that when cooked, it acquires the dark reddish color so characteristic of this delicious dish.

Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day 17 minutes


    1. Thinly slice the pork into strips about 3" long and place in a large sealable plastic bag.
    2. In a small bowl add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, dry red wine, sugar, minced garlic, Chinese Five Spice and natural food coloring. Mix until well combined.
    3. Pour the marinade into the plastic bag with the pork.
    4. Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
    5. When you are ready to cook, add the olive oil and Sesame oil to the Instant Pot inner pot.
    6. Place the pork inside the Instant Pot and set it to the saute function.
    7. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring to evenly cook.
    8. Add the leftover marinade to the Instant Pot.
    9. Add the lid and close the seal.
    10. Turn the Instant Pot to Manual for 4 minutes.
    11. Immediately open the seal to release the steam.
    12. Remove from the Instant pot and serve over rice.



  • Can my dog have Chinese BBQ Pork? Be careful when giving this food to your dog. Although most of the ingredients are harmless for your dog, this is a recipe that you can share with him only a little and from time to time, because it includes garlic, which is an ingredient that in large quantities or given frequently can be very dangerous for your dog. Like high amounts of sodium and sugar.
  • Can my cat have Chinese BBQ Pork? Most cats are wise and know when something is going to hurt them and they won't eat it. But if your cat likes this food, you must give it with care, since the ingredients it contains can damage it if they are supplied in large quantities or very often; among which we can mention garlic, sodium, and sugar.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 68mgSodium 788mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 24g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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  1. Step 2 says "Add the remaining ingredients" although later you explicitly state that the Sesame oil and the Olive oil should be added to the instapot instead.

    1. Thank you for pointing this out. I updated the instructions based on your comment so it is a lot clearer in the instructions.

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