General Tso’s Chicken

My General Tso’s Chicken recipe is going to be your new favorite way to eat chicken and it’s better than takeout! This Classic North American-Chinese dish of fried chicken coated in a flavor-packed sauce is the definition of a “winner winner chicken dinner”! General Tso’s Chicken was one of the first recipes I ever developed and has been a family favorite ever since. After one bite, it’ll be your favorite too!

General Tso’s Chicken

Calories: 924.88kcal


For the Chicken:

  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced


For the Chicken:

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot preheat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and egg. (Note: It will be VERY thick, almost paste-like.) Add chicken pieces and mix to fully coat. Place the coated individual pieces of chicken into the hot oil, in small batches, and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken from oil and drain on some paper towels. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.

For the Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, water, soy sauce, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, and chicken broth. Add the sesame oil to a wok or large saute pan over a medium heat. When the oil is hot add the garlic and ginger and saute for about 30 seconds. Stir in sauce mixture and cook, stirring continuously, until thickened for 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and stir until fully coated. Continue cooking for a few minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve in a large bowl topped with sliced scallions.


Calories: 924.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.33g | Protein: 45.51g | Fat: 56.11g | Saturated Fat: 5.46g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 172.47mg | Sodium: 2906.15mg | Fiber: 0.94g | Sugar: 1.26g | Vitamin A: 32.79IU | Vitamin C: 3.25mg | Calcium: 38.84mg | Iron: 1.98mg
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