General Tso's Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes
102 review(s) averaging 4.5. 82% would make again

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"The wife really liked this recipe. I like a lighter sauce than this makes but it was very good. I used lite soy and the next time I might cut the soy sauce a little bit. As the previous reviewer mentioned it isn't clear what to mix the cornstarch with to thicken the sauce. I used about a 1/3 cup of water and it worked fine. You could also mix with that leftover pineapple juice if you want it a bit fruitier. "

- KeithD1949


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3 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Egg; beaten
1 pound Chicken meat; diced
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Pineapple juice
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 Garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Fresh ginger; minced
Oil for deep frying
6 Dry whole red peppers
2 tablespoons Cornstarch; mixed with 3
4 Green onions; sliced into 1/4

Original recipe makes 2 Servings



Combine cornstarch, egg, and chicken and stir to coat well. Combine sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic,and ginger. Heat oil in wok. When very hot, add half of the chicken and fry until crisp and cooked (should only take a few minutes). Remove to drain on paper towels.

Reheat oil and cook remaining chicken. Remove all but 1 T oil and add red peppers. Stir fry quickly without burning. Add sauce and stir until well-mixed and sugar dissolves. Add cornstarch mixture stirring until thickened. Return chick to wok with green onions. Stir to coat chicken, remove, and serve with rice

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Very good, I didn't use peppers because of the kids which may have been why I can taste the vinegar. Added just a little red pepper flakes to help offset. I will def make again but use a little less vinegar. Overall, very good.
mlm1079 9 months ago
basilj 10 months ago
this was so delicious, everybody loves it!!! I doubled the sauce though ;)
mandy_d_redmond 11 month ago
Recipe is missing text in the ingredients. Towards the bottom it says 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 3. 3 what? Also at the bottom it says three green onions cut into 1/4. 1/4 what?
TXStorm 1 year ago
It was good but the batter needed to be doubled and it didn't do a good job of frying the chicken. The batter seemed to drip off the chicken too much.
Justinpodm 1 year ago
I like it a lot. But next time I will probably change the breading and try to make it crispier.
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iwuvblue 1 year ago
Great recipe, everyone Loved it!!! I even made it with Fish fillet and it turned out great
hamedri 1 year ago
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