General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

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Grace Scott Modified: March 21, 2022
General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

How To Make General Tso’s Chicken

Serve a flavorful Asian cuisine on your weeknights with this General Tso’s chicken recipe, a favorite takeout Chinese dish with a sweet and sour flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1 lbchicken thighs cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • oil
  • 1tbspgingerminced
  • ½tspred chili flakes
  • 2garlic clovesminced

For The Sauce:

  • 3tbsprice vinegar
  • 3tbspsoy sauce
  • 2tsphoisin sauce
  • ¼cupwater
  • 3tbspsugar
  • 1tbspcornstarch


  1. Toss the chicken thighs with the quarter cup of cornstarch and let sit while you mix the sauce ingredients.

  2. Add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, and a tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk together.

  3. Add the chicken to a pan with the oil and fry until crispy.

  4. Remove chicken from the pan and drain all but a tablespoon of the oil and add the chili flakes, ginger, and garlic.

  5. Cook until you smell the garlic for about 30 seconds.

  6. Add in the chicken and toss, then add in the sauce.

  7. Stir for about 30 seconds until thickened.

  8. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 1157.35kcal
  • Fat: 82.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.41g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 35.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 17.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.30g
  • Fiber: 0.38g
  • Sugar: 10.20g
  • Protein: 76.17g
  • Cholesterol: 444.60mg
  • Sodium: 1071.96mg
  • Calcium: 41.26mg
  • Potassium: 998.18mg
  • Iron: 3.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.73mg
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