General Tso’s Instant Pot Chicken

5 from 4 reviews

This healthy Instant Pot version of General Tso’s chicken is made especially tasty with ginger, garlic and chili oil and is so easy to whip up, making it the perfect weeknight dinner.



1 tablespoon sesame oil

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 11.5 inch pieces

6 tablespoons rice vingegar

6 tablespoons Tamari

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

3/4 cup hoisin sauce

1 tsp chili oil (optional)

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot powder

Green onion and sesame seeds for garnish


Turn your Instant Pot on to the saute setting, and heat up the sesame oil.

Saute the chicken in 2 batches, turning to brown on each side, but not cook all the way through, about 5-7 minutes in total.

Meanwhile, combine the hoisin sauce with the rice vinegar, tamari, garlic, ginger, red pepper, brown sugar and chili oil in a small bowl.

Press cancel on the Instant Pot, then stir the chicken and sauce till combined.

Set the Instant Pot to Manual and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

Once done cooking, use quick release to depressurize. Press cancel and return pot to Saute function. While simmering, whisk in the corn starch or arrowroot powder and continue to cook 1-2 more minutes until the sauce is thickened.

Press cancel and serve with rice and veggies.

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