General Tao's Chicken

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One of the best tasting General Tao's recipes ever.


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25 Min
5 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 c
    oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    each minced garlic and ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    each cornstarch and water

  • 3
    boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 box
    tempura flour
  • 2 large
    shallots diced
  • 2 c
    fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3
    scallions diced

How to Make General Tao's Chicken


  1. For the sauce place all ingredients except for cornstarch and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the sauce ingredients. Let cook 1 minute to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat oil to fry the chicken to 350 degrees. Mix one cup of tempura flour with 1 cup of cold water. Place the remaining tempura flour in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken in the dry tempura flour then dredge in the tempura batter. Deep fry until browned in batches. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Cook the broccoli florets in salted boiling water for about 4 minutes just until they are crisp tender not mushy.
  4. Add oil to large wok or skillet. Add the shallots, chicken and broccoli. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes on top. Pour the sauce over the top and cook for 2 minutes.Top with scallions

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About General Tao's Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese

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