Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken
This Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken is a delicious alternative to takeout - you still get all the flavours of Chinese food that you crave but it's made in one pot with ingredients found in your pantry for a healthier twist!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 4 medium-sized chicken breasts, diced (about 1 lb)
- 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- chili flakes, for garnish
- 2 cups cooked jasmine rice (about 1 cup dry, cooked according to package directions)
In a large bowl, mix chicken and cornstarch together. Meanwhile, preheat Instant Pot on saute mode and cook rice according to package directions in a rice cooker.
Mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and garlic together in a small bowl.
Add vegetable oil to Instant Pot and saute chicken until lightly browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add sauce and red peppers, then cook another 3-4 minutes until peppers are tender and chicken is heated through.
Top rice with chicken and peppers, then garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and chili flakes. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 83.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.3mg