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Instant Pot Copy Cat General Tso’s Chicken

We have been Social Distancing for the last 2 weeks. Although I know that restaurants are still open for pick-up and delivery we have been trying our hardest to avoid going out to lessen our own exposure since we all have loved ones that are in high risk groups for COVID-19.

This does mean that when a craving hits, we are at the mercy of our own recipe book to satisfy that craving. I woke up last week with a tiny thought of Chinese food in my brain and that thought kept getting bigger and bigger until I was begging Dave to dig through his long list of recipes to find something delicious.

We got the recipe up on YouTube, but since we both know that a blog can be easier to follow, we are going to start putting up both!

Check out the YouTube Video below, and keep scrolling for the full recipe on the blog.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE:
    • 4 Cloves Garlic (diced)
    • 4TBS Brown Sugar
    • 4TBS Honey
    • 4TBS Hoisin Sauce
    • 2TBS Rice Wine Vinegar
    • 2TBS Sriracha
    • 1TBS Sesame Oil
    • 1TBS Dried Ginger Powder (or fresh minced)
  • ALL OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into bite sized chunks)
    • 1 Cup Water
    • 1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
    • 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
    • 1 Small Head Broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces)
    • 2TBS Olive Oil
    • 3TBS Corn Starch
    • 3TBS Cold Water

Instructions

  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside
  2. Set Instant Pot to saute
  3. Add 2TBS of olive oil to instant pot until hot
  4. Add chopped chicken and stir every 2 minutes for 6 minutes
  5. Turn saute off add the pre-mixed sauce (above) and 1 cup of water – mix everything together in the instant pot
  6. Put the lid onto the Instant Pot and set to 5 minutes
  7. Once done, quick release the pressure
  8. Mix all cooked ingredients (scrapping the bottom for any stuck pieces)
  9. Stir in the onions, peppers, and broccoli
  10. Put the lid back onto the Instant Pot and set to 0 minutes
  11. While cooking, mix 3TBS corn starch and 3TBS cold water together
  12. Once done, quick release again and turn off the Instant Pot
  13. add in the corn starch and cold water (mix well and allow the sauce to thicken)

This recipe is perfect over rice, noodles, or (our personal favorite) Air Fried Asian Garlic Cauliflower.

We hope you enjoyed this one as much as we did! Make sure to follow the blog, or TheWildWaynes on YouTube for more. <3

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