Make This Keto Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken and Get Dinner on the Table Quickly
Love easy, family-friendly Instant Pot meals?
You’ve gotta try out this sweet and spicy keto Instant Pot Asian-inspired General Tso’s chicken. It’s so much healthier than takeout, but you’ll get the same satisfying chili, ginger, and garlic flavors with this tasty chicken and sauce, especially when served over cauliflower rice!
Keep it keto with these easy ingredients!
Whisking up a flavor-packed sauce is easy to do using chili paste, soy sauce (or Tamari for a gluten-free option), garlic, ginger, and no sugar added ketchup. The sauce gets poured over the chicken and then pressure cooked. Once it’s done, simply whisk in a little xanthan gum to thicken the sauce.
The result is a flavorful, coated chicken and thick sauce to serve over rice. I just steamed a bag of frozen riced cauliflower in the microwave for a few minutes, and I served my chicken over that. Super easy and YUM.
INSTANT POT GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 4 MINUTES
total time: 24 MINUTES
A sweet and spicy Asian inspired chicken dish the entire family will love, made conveniently in the Instant Pot!
For the Sauce::
- 5 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten free option)
- 2 tablespoons no sugar added ketchup
- 1 teaspoon chili paste
- 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger (from the jar)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Swerve granular sweetener
- 3 fresh cloves garlic, minced
For the Chicken:
- 1.5 pounds boneless chicken thigh meat
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- optional garnish: green onion and sesame seeds
Don’t have an Instant Pot? No problem!
To make this delicious recipe in your slow cooker, I would first coat and brown the chicken in a skillet with oil and then transfer to the slow cooker. Then make the sauce and pour over the chicken along with the broth. Then, cover and set the slow cooker on the low setting for 4 hours.
Instantly yummy results!
I really love this sauce. It’s super flavorful and yet not too spicy. My family enjoys this dish for takeout, and now I can make it at home as an easy keto dish! YUM!