General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish characterized by deep-fried chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is especially popular in the United States and makes an easy, delicious meal. Here’s a simple recipe to bring the flavors of General Tso’s Chicken into your own kitchen.


-1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
-1 egg
-1/2 cup cornstarch
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon white pepper
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus more for frying)

For the Sauce:
-1/4 cup chicken broth
-2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
-1 tablespoon soy sauce
-2 teaspoons vinegar
-1 tablespoon sugar
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
-1/4 teaspoon white pepper
-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. Begin by preparing your chicken. In a medium bowl, combine the egg, cornstarch, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add the chicken pieces, stirring until they are well-coated.

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces, in batches, and cook until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.

4. To the same skillet, add the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant and just beginning to brown.

5. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil.

6. Add the chicken back to the pan and spoon the sauce over it. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken.

7. Serve over steamed rice and enjoy!

With its sweet and spicy flavors, General Tso’s Chicken is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Enjoy this delicious dish and enjoy the flavors of a popular Chinese-American classic.