Try This General Tso Chicken Recipe




If you are looking for easy, under 30mins, dinner fix then this General Tso Chicken Recipe, is what you need to try. This is an authentic recipe, plus the general Tso's sauce is so easy and delicious. You can serve this on side of fried rice or lo mein, and this makes this homemade general tso's chicken recipe the best EVER!




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The takeout menu is a favorite always and when you love Chinese food then this general tso chicken recipe is what you have to try next.


Under 30mins you can fix your dinner with this easy and delicious recipe and so much better than any takeout menu. This is the most authentic general tso chicken recipe you will try with best sauce recipe.



General Tso Chicken Recipe

What is General Tso's Chicken?

This is one of the popular Chinese takeout style dishes, in which crispy fried chicken coated with a sweet and savory sauce, you can add spice if you want, and serve with rice, noodles, or any steamed veggies of your choice.




How do you make general tso's chicken?

You can fry the chicken till crispy or you can bake the chicken till done.  First coat the chicken with flour and then you can fry the chicken or bake till the chicken is done. 

Further coat the chicken in the sweet and savory sauce along with ginger, garlic, and red chilis to give extra spice. Finally, top it with sesame seeds, spring onion greens, and enjoy with steamed veggies or rice on the side.



FAQ's


Where did general tso chicken originate from? 


This Chinese stir fry dish very popular and served in most North American Chinese restaurants. This dish is named after Zuo Zongtang

Please check this Wikipedia link for more details.



Is general tso chicken same as orange chicken?

Orange Chicken and General tso's Chicken are both very famous Chinese stir fry recipes, which are served in most Chinese restaurants. 

Orange chicken is sweeter as it's cooked in orange juice but general tso chicken is cooked in a savory and sweet sauce which is slightly on a spicier side too.



How to make general tso's chicken from scratch?

Make the sauce for stir fry chicken:

The sauce for this recipe is very easy - just mix together soy sauce, cornstarch slurry, vinegar, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, and stock.


Cook Chicken:

Marinate chicken chunks with salt, black pepper powder, soy sauce, vinegar, egg, and mix well to coat the chicken.

Next, add flour and cornstarch and coat the chicken well.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan, add the chicken pieces in batches in oil and fry till golden brown.

Putting together general tso stir fry:

Final assembly of this dish, add oil in a wok or pan, as it gets hot, add chopped ginger, garlic, and dry red chilis.

Saute this for some time, then add the sauce mix and let it cook for a few seconds.

Next, add the fried chicken and toss everything together till chicken is coated perfectly with the sauce.

Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion greens to serve.


Tips to make the best homemade authentic general tso's chicken:

  • Prep everything before you start with the recipe. That makes the recipe come together very quickly.
  • Make sure you do not fry the chicken way too much that it will become hard. Cook the chicken the right way such that its golden brown on the outside and soft inside.
  • If you want a spicier version of sauce for this recipe then either increase the dry red chilis or add some red chili flakes to the sauce. You can also break the dry red chilis while you stir fry to make the final dish spicier.
  • You can use chicken thigh instead of chicken breast to get a juicier chicken dish as breast meat tends to get dry if overcooked.
  • When frying the chicken make sure that you do not overcrowd the pan. Always fry the chicken in batches.
  • You can always opt for low sodium sauce and stock to make your food better.

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Try This General Tso Chicken Recipe

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Try This General Tso Chicken Recipe
Servings: 5 Servings
Author: Savory Bites Recipes
Prep Time:: 15 MCook Time:: 15 MTotal Time:: 30 M
If you are looking for easy, under 30mins, dinner fix then this general tso chicken recipe, is what you need to try. This is an authentic recipe, plus the general tso's sauce is so easy and delicious. You can serve this on side of fried rice or lo mein, and this makes this homemade general tsos chicken recipe the best EVER!

Ingredients:

For Sauce:
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch + 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar / White Vinegar
For Chicken:
  • 1 & 1/3 Cup Chicken Breast,chunks/cubed
  • As per need salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Egg, raw
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup APF/Flour
  • 1/3 Cornstarch
Additional:
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Garlic,cloves,grated
  • 1 Inch Ginger, grated
  • 5-6 Red Dry Chilis
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Spring Onion Greens,chopped for garnish

Instructions:

Make the sauce:
  1. In a mixing bowl add the ingredients - stock, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch mixed with water, vinegar.
  2. Mix this well and keep aside.
Cook Chicken:
  1. In a mixing bowl add chicken, salt, pepper powder, soy sauce, egg, vinegar, flour, and cornstarch and mix well to coat the chicken.
  2. Heat around 2-inch oil in a deep frying pan.
  3. When the oil is hot enough fry the chicken in batches.
  4. (Be careful when frying in hot oil), do not overcrowd the pan.
  5. Once the chicken is fried till crisp then drain the chicken on a kitchen tissue.
Put the final dish together:
  1. In a pan/wok/skillet, add 3 tbsp vegetable oil and when its hot add ginger, garlic, red dry chilis and saute for a few seconds.
  2. Next, add the sauce.
  3. Let it come to a boil and then add the fried chicken.
  4. Toss to coat the chicken with sauce and let it cook for few seconds.
  5. Serve with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion greens.

Notes:

Prep everything before you start with the recipe. That makes the recipe come together very quickly.
Make sure you do not fry the chicken way too much that it will become hard. Cook the chicken the right way such that its golden brown on the outside and soft inside.
If you want a spicier version of sauce for this recipe then either increase the dry red chilis or add some red chili flakes to the sauce. You can also bread the dry red chilis while you stir fry to make the final dish spicier.
You can use chicken thigh instead of chicken breast to get a juicier chicken dish as breast meat tends to get dry if overcooked.
When frying the chicken make sure that you do not overcrowd the pan. Always fry the chicken in batches.
You can always opt for low sodium sauce and stock to make your food better.

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Calories
781.23
Fat (grams)
43.72
Sat. Fat (grams)
13.08
Carbs (grams)
51.15
Fiber (grams)
4.02
Net carbs
47.13
Sugar (grams)
13.56
Protein (grams)
46.54
Sodium (milligrams)
3028.73
Cholesterol (grams)
157.03
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