Pressure Cooker Moo Shu Chicken


Grab your pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) and make this homemade version of a Chinese takeout favorite. It pressure cooks in just 5 minutes--much faster than takeout!

Moo Shu Chicken
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 wraps


  • ½ cup hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 14-16 ounce pkg. shredded cabbage with carrots (coleslaw mix)

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots

  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced

  • 6 8 inch warm flour tortillas

  • Sliced green onions


  1. For sauce, in a small bowl combine the first six ingredients (through garlic). Prepare as directed for desired cooker, below.

  2. In a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker combine coleslaw mix, shredded carrots, and 1/4 cup water. Place chicken on top of cabbage mixture. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of the sauce. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high pressure to cook 5 minutes. For a stove top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand to release pressure naturally 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, spoon chicken mixture down center of tortillas (discard cooking liquid). Drizzle with remaining sauce. Top with green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 30.2mg 151%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 240mg 5%
Folate, total 12.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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