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Pressure-Cooker General Tso’s Stew

I love Asian food and wanted a chili-style soup with flavors of General Tso. You can use any meat you like—I used leftover pork, but it’s great with turkey, chicken or ground meats. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pickled cherry peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Top with chicken, onion and broccoli. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 6 minutes. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°.
  • Remove chicken; shred with 2 forks. Return to pressure cooker; heat through. Top with green onions and sesame seeds to serve. Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Larry
    Nov 21, 2019

    I haven't been more disappointed in a recipe in a long time. Stew? It was soup. Way too much liquid. No flavor. I thought something was wrong when instructions had cooking broccoli and onions for 6 min. Instant pot recommends 0 min on high pressure. I can't even suggest how to make this edible.

  • Shannon
    Nov 14, 2019

    Really good and fast recipe to make when you are running short on time. I did everything the recipe called for except I used roasted red peppers instead of the pickled cherry peppers and I cut the chicken into slices.