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Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken being served over white rice.

Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken

This Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken is a delicious, healthier and less expensive version of the classic Chinese Dish. Tender chicken with a sweet, tangy and slightly spice sauce is served over rice.  Making this all in your Pressure Cooker with simple, easy and authentic ingredients makes this even better than takeout!
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Chicken, general tso's chicken, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, tomato paste and red pepper flakes and whisk well. Set aside.
    Add vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, tomato paste and red pepper flakes
  2. Place remaining 2 tablespoons oil into instant pot. Saute and let oil heat up. Meanwhile, prepare your chicken.
  3. Add chicken breast and egg and mix well.
    Cover chicken in eggs
  4. Dredge chicken into cornstarch.
    Dredge chicken in cornstarch
  5. Mix well to evenly coat and place into the hot oil in the instant pot. Saute chicken until breading begins to turn golden brown.
    Saute chicken in an instant pot
  6. Add garlic powder, ginger, chicken broth and sauce and mix.
    Add garlic powder, ginger, chicken broth and sauce
  7. Place the lid on the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
  8. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release pressure and open the pot.
  9. Stir and serve over warm rice topped with chopped onions and sesame seeds.
    Instant Pot General Tso's Chicken being served over white rice.