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General Tso’s Chicken

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A sweet, spicy fried chicken that is very popular in restaurants across the world.
General Tso's Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is a very popular Chinese sweet and spicy chicken dish. It is a supposedly named after the Chinese general named General Tso Tsung-tang from the Qing dynasty. Deep-fried chicken coated with a sweet and somewhat spicy sauce that is best served with a bowl/plate of steamed rice.

General Tso's Chicken


General Tso's Chicken
5 from 3 votes

General Tso's Chicken Recipe

A sweet, spicy fried chicken that is very popular in restaurants across the world.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients for General Tso's Chicken

  • 500 g Chicken Breasts skinless, boneless, chopped
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Eggs lightly beaten
  • a pinch White Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch + 1 tblsp
  • Oil as required
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 8 to 10 Spring Onions chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 6 to 8 Dry Red Chillies adjust as per taste

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Chinese Rice Wine
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Chicken Stock
  • 1 tbsp Ginger minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch

How to make General Tso's Chicken

  • Mix the Chinese rice wine, soy sauce, eggs, corn starch and white pepper powder in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.
  • Mix all the ingredients for sauce and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the marinated chicken pieces for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Heat 2 tblsp of oil in another pan.
  • Saute the garlic, dry red chillies and spring onions for a minute or two.
  • Add the fried chicken and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Pour the sauce and cook for a minute or until the chicken pieces are evenly coated.
  • Remove and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with spring onions.
  • Serve with hot rice.

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