General Tso's Chicken

106 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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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. Sauce is very good. Like another reader this, in my opinion, is more like a sweet and sour sauce (with a twist) due to the use of pineapple juice. Used rice vinegar and half flour and half cornstarch to dredge the chicken in. I will make this again but still searching for a General Tso's recipe I think I'm looking for something with a bit of orange in it.
Jldozer 4m ago

Very good. I think I would've slowly added the cornstarch and water at the end to thicken. My dish went pretty thick quickly.
Jessielynne 5m ago

The recipe was missing a few instructions. I just tried to fill in the gaps the best I could. I also used rice vinegar instead of regular vinegar. A triumph!
Weathers24 9m ago

full flavor. get your oil real hot for crispy chicken.
pdiddy109 1y ago

Turned out really really well. We used rice vinegar so it wasn't over powering. We used red pepper flake instead of the dried peppers, and added some sesame seeds. Very good will make again.
poopins 1y ago

Easy to make and the kids loved it. They fought over the last piece. I served it on noodles and it was great. It will be one of our go to meals.
Cbrejak 1y ago

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 2y ago

basilj 2y ago

this was so delicious, everybody loves it!!! I doubled the sauce though ;)
mandy_d_redmond 2y ago

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