General Tso’s Chicken

"This sweet, sticky, tangy and crunchy chicken is easy to do and tastes delicious. Serve this with some jasmine rice and sautéed broccoli."
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 24 ounces boneless skinless chicken, cut into small pieces
  • oil for frying
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon for garnish red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions


  • Step 1

    Cut boneless chicken into small 1 inch pieces. Put in bowl. Add in ½ cup of cornstarch, 2 tsp salt and black pepper. Toss to combine and dredge the chicken with the cornstarch.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and sugar. In a small bowl take 1 tbsp of cornstarch and dissolve it in 2 tbsp of water. Pour this mixture into the soy sauce and stir to make a smooth homogeneous mixture. Keep aside.

  • Step 3

    Heat oil. Shake off any excess of cornstarch and fry the chicken pieces till golden. Drain on kitchen towels. Remove all the oil.

  • Step 4

    Heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Sauté grated ginger and garlic. Add the fried chicken. Toss together to combine. Add the sauce and let it come to a boil and thicken up. Turn the heat off.

  • Step 5

    Garnish with sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and chopped scallions.

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