General Tso Chicken: Easy General Tso’s Chicken in Just 20 Minutes

General Tso Chicken: This chicken recipe dish is so delicious and rich in flavor. This spicier General Tso’s Chicken Recipe is one of the best Chinese food option to introduce. I mainly love this recipe because it is made with Chicken Thighs, my favorite, though I am a fitness freak everyday I eat chicken breasts but it’s that Sunday which I always eagerly wait for to come and I will have chicken thighs.

General Tso Chicken

The taste of this General Tso Chicken mainly comes from this dark sauce which is so rich with just a little bit of heat which is sweet and savory. I personally like to serve this serve this sauce with some veggies over rice. Yummy !!

What is General Tso’s chicken?

General Tso’s chicken is also seen with other variants, such as General Tse’s chicken is a sweet deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants.

General Tso Chicken Calories

A typical serving of General Tso’s chicken may include up to 1,300 kilocalories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of saturated fat and as well as it exceeds 300 mg of cholesterol. One serving will typically be about 100 grams (approximately 4 oz. ) of chicken thigh meat which contains 20-30 grams of protein, over 15% of the recommended B6, greater than 30% of the daily recommended niacin needs and phosphorus and zinc needs.

General tsos chicken

General Tso’s Chicken can also be cooked with chicken breasts but you know what chicken thighs are something different, juicier and it tastes very different from breasts. But yes, if you eating this dish on regular basis then I strongly recommend using Chicken breast, lean protein, low cholesterol, no fat, and many other health benefits. The more the Dark meat the more it will be it fat content than white meat but yes it is juicier and tender.

If you want to add some extra flavor to your Easy General Tso Chicken Recipe then make sure to use Chicken stock, but if you don’t have any feel free to use normal water then. The thickening mainly comes from the sauce, with vinegar, tomato paste, chicken broth, and hoisin sauce. It provides that good tangy taste with a smoky flavor from chilies but it’s not that overly sweet.

General Tso Chicken Recipe

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How to Make General Tso Chicken?

General Tsos Chicken Recipe

Serves 6


General Tso Chicken

This recipe dish is so delicious and rich in flavor. This spicier General Tso’s Chicken Recipe is one of the best Chinese food option.

25 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 dried whole red chilies
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil


  1. In a large saucepan heat 4 cups vegetable oil over 375 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the egg.
  3. Add the chicken cubes; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar, salt, and white pepper; mix well. Stir in 1 cup of cornstarch until the chicken cubes are well coated, a little at a time.
  4. Drop the chicken cubes into the hot oil in batches and cook for 3 minutes until they turn golden brown and begin to float.
  5. And continue this process for other batches, once all chicken cubes are fried, refry the first batch until the chicken turns deep golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over high heat. Stir in the whole chiles, green onion, garlic, and orange zest. Cook and stir until the garlic have turned golden and the chiles brighten for about 1 minute.
  7. Add the ginger, chicken broth, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and peanut oil and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Make a mixture with 2 teaspoons of cornstarch into the water, and stir into the boiling sauce. Cook for 1 minute until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy from the cornstarch.
  9. Stir the fried chicken cubes into the boiling sauce. Now cook on low heat for few minutes until the chicken absorbs some of the sauce.


Whole 30
dairy free
seafood free
treenut free
mustard free



388 cal


16 g


38 g


22 g
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