General Tso's Chicken Recipe | Yummly

General Tso's Chicken

Glenn: "Delicious! The sauce thickened quickly. I would s…" Read More


  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced**)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 green onions (green parts thinly sliced)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium67% DV1600mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein82% DV42g
    Carbs26% DV78g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories630Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate78g26%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Glenn 3 months ago
    Delicious! The sauce thickened quickly. I would suggest using less cornstarch when preparing the sauce
    Yvette 7 months ago
    Excellent recipe!!! Made it for my whole family of 8 and everyone raved about it. Even the kids wanted seconds.
    Eric Tourelle 10 months ago
    great but originally was a dark meat chicken recipe, and turns out even better!
    Alyssa Barnum 10 months ago
    Not great. Nothing like the flavor you'd get if ordered at a restaurant.
    anthony pullano 10 months ago
    the chicken breading needed more starch less flour as most of the breading came right off in the oil (or maybe i needed to let the chicken soak in egg longer idk) and the sauce was nothing like the dish you get in american restaurants. is the hosin amount correct?
    Corella Doll a year ago
    Waste of my Saturday afternoon. The sauce is disgusting. It’s so overpowering you don’t know what you’ve put it on. All I would recommend it for is a dipping sauce. Good thing I’m trying to lose weight and didn’t want to eat much of this. The breading and frying of the chicken was not good either. The cornstarch/flour falls off and burns in the oil. I could taste baking powder. I will stick to panko. There’s a huge amount of clean up with all of this as well. It was overall very unpleasant and not worth it.
    Anastasia a year ago
    It’s great! Definitely gonna redo this recipe
    Lisa a year ago
    The recipe was easy to follow. My family loved the chicken. Lots of flavor?
    Pascal Tibo a year ago
    very good...but next time I will add some sugar.
    Kathryn Kottke 2 years ago
    Pretty good. A little spicy for my liking. Next time I’ll probably do less crush red peppers.
    Rhodes 2 years ago
    Pretty good, but somehow, it was kinda sweet?
    Pat Damestoir 2 years ago
    Quick to make really really good 😊😊
    Driver 2 years ago
    Really nice My family enjoyed it too
    Emily B. 2 years ago
    There was entirely too much ginger in this recipe for my taste
    Jenn R. 2 years ago
    Tastes Amazing! Easy to prepare,. I added veg to create a dish similar to Thai Express and it turned out great!
    mackey 2 years ago
    The chicken turned out great! It was less sweet than the general Tso's I get from my favorite Chinese takeout place but it still tastes amazing!
    Jessica 2 years ago
    Great recipe! I'd definitely do this again
    Regina Maher 3 years ago
    absolutely deeeeeeeelicious!!
    Victoria Garcia 3 years ago
    Came out great! It's a little bit time consuming, but the flavor is pretty good. I will definitely make again
    Belen Torres 3 years ago
    Yummy and easy to cook👌
    Chris Owen 3 years ago
    Turned out very nicely. Lots of dishes required.
    Brandon C. 3 years ago
    Amazing just added some brown sugar and soy to the sauce Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkmmmmm
    Christopher E. 3 years ago
    I read the reviews and still wanted to give it a try. It is a very odd sauce. Not the General Tso's I know and love. Too much Hoisen. Find another recipe if you want my recommendation.
    Christopher S. 4 years ago
    bad batter and bitter sauce. wont usr again. added sugar to make it etable. i have better breading recipes. to much corn starch makes it gritty, should invert the flour and starch amounts
    Matt H. 4 years ago
    I found the chicken to be very crispy, will definitely use this style batter again. However the sauce bitter and sour. I Would not use this sauce again.
    Casey B. 4 years ago
    The sauce is a little too bitter and sour. Other wise the directions were spot on and worked perfectly. We had fun making it even if it was just so so.

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