Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Easy General Tso's Chicken

Linda Seide


We like Chinese food a lot and I found this recipe online a few years ago, although I don't remember where. It's an easy recipe, one that you can make as hot as you like.

Sometimes, I add sliced red pepper, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. You could also add broccoli or sugar snap peas, green beans, or whatever veggie you want to eat. I would add the veggies in step 3 or 4, depending on how long the individual veggie takes to cook.

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20 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


3/4 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
sugar or splenda
3 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
1 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
2 tsp
fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp
scallions, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp
red pepper flakes (optional)
2 medium
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 c
white rice, uncooked
pam or other cooking spray

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add rice. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for 20 minutes or until rice is soft. While cooking, proceed with the following steps.
Whisk together broth, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger. Set aside.
Spray a wok or non-stick skillet liberally with Pam, other cooking spray, or oil to coat the bottom. Add scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Cut chicken into 1" cubes, add to wok, and brown. Use more Pam if necessary to assist with browning. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. The chicken should be almost done before adding broth mixture.
Add cornstarch to broth mixture and whisk to create a slurry. (Do not add the cornstarch in step 2 because the mixture will get gloppy and sludgy.) Pour over chicken and heat until boiling. Reduce to a simmer. Simmering will cause the cornstarch to thicken the broth mixture, and soon it will be as thick as the General Tso's sauce you get in the restaurant!
Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rice, #chinese, #chicken