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Simplified & Flavorful General Tso's Chicken

Experience the delightful flavors of Chinese takeout with this easy-to-follow recipe for General Tso's Chicken. With a perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy, this delicious dish will surely become a family favorite.
3
30 min
TOTAL TIME
346
CALORIES
$0.85
PER SERVING
Simplified & Flavorful General Tso's Chicken
Directions
10 STEPS
15 min
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME
1
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
2
In a large bowl, toss the chicken cubes with 1/2 cup of cornstarch, ensuring all pieces are coated. Shake off excess cornstarch and place the coated chicken on a plate.
3
In a separate bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, and 2 tbsp of cornstarch to make the sauce.
4
Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
5
Cook the chicken in batches, turning occasionally, until golden and fully cooked. Transfer the cooked chicken to a bowl and set aside.
6
Leave about 1 tbsp of oil in the skillet and add garlic, ginger, and red chili flakes. Sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
7
Stir in the sauce, letting it simmer and thicken. Adjust seasoning with additional soy sauce or rice vinegar if needed.
8
Add the cooked chicken into the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.
9
Drizzle sesame oil and toss in the chopped green onions.
10
Serve the General Tso's Chicken hot, garnished with optional sesame seeds.
Health Info
Macros
24g
CARBS
16g
FAT
23g
PROTEIN
Contains these allergens
SOYBEANS
WHEAT
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