Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken & White Rice

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This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite dishes of all time..GENERAL TSO’S Chicken! The best part is..you don’t even have to leave the house to pick it up!!

Plus, this version is healthier and less processed than that stuff. When I eat chicken, I like to know I’m eating chicken!

This recipe surely didn’t disappoint! Even my picky little eaters agreed, as they were coming back for seconds! 

Enough of the chit-chat, get cookin’ already! 

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Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken & White Rice

 

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce 
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper  
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup white rice (not Instant rice) 
  • optional toppings: 
  • green onion, diced
  • sesame seeds 

 

To Prepare:

  1.  Press “sauté” mode on your pressure cooker. Once hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and your chicken (season with salt & pepper). Cook until browned.
  2. Turn off “sauté” mode. Add soy sauces and then make sure to deglaze your pot. Then, add honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste. Stir it all together.  
  3. In a separate cooking bowl, add 1 cup rice and 1 cup water. Cover with aluminum foil and place on trivet and place on top of chicken. 
  4. Close and seal lid. Cook on manual HIGH-pressure for 7-minutes. Allow for a 5-minute Natural Pressure Release and Quick Release any remaining steam. 
  5. Open lid and remove rice dish and trivet. Stir in broccoli florets. Close and seal lid. Cook on manual HIGH-pressure for 0-minutes. Quick release the pressure. 
  6. Serve over white rice with crunchy Egg-Rolls! ENJOY! 

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6 comments

  • What is dark soy sauce? And what can we do if we dont have it?

    Joe
  • What is dark soy sauce? And wjat can we do if we dont have it?

    Joe
  • How do you deglaze your pot? And what do you use if you can’t find dark soy sauce? Just additional regular soy sauce?

    Michelle
  • Hi jewel,

    No. Don’t cook it for an additional 10-minutes. You are literally cooking for 0-minutes. The time it takes for it to come to pressure is more than enough for broccoli.

    Jennifer Lynn
  • I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to set it on Manual HIGH Pressure and decrease the time to 0 minutes. You’re basically just going to be waiting for it to reach the pressure level and you’re done!

    David Dziedzina

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