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Pressure-Cooker General Tso’s Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.


6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Mar. 09, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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°.
  2. Remove chicken; shred with 2 forks. Return to pressure cooker; heat through. Top with green onions and sesame seeds to serve.

Can you freeze Pressure-Cooker General Tso's Stew?

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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