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Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken
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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
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 511kcal


  • 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