General Tso’s Chicken

Main Dishes · Recipes · August 14, 2017

Delicious General Tso's chicken - a sweet and fried chicken recipe that is out of this world delicious and includes broccoli.

With all the Asian recipes we have on the site it’s no surprise how much we love our Asian food! I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite kind of food and my extended family agrees. Unfortunately, only a few of my kids like it and the hubby isn’t a fan. 🙁 That doesn’t keep me from trying new recipes though, and today we are sharing a recipe for General Tso’s Chicken. I don’t think I’ve ever had it before, but it is my new, favorite Asian chicken recipe! I’ve made it a few times since we first tried it, and it is seriously addicting!!

So, what is General Tso chicken? It’s a sweet, deep-fried chicken recipe served mostly in North American Chinese restaurants. We found a recipe from Betty Crocker that looked good and are so glad we tried it. There is restaurant close to my parents called Tott’s and this recipe tastes just like our favorite chicken from there. Like I mentioned, it has a bit of a sweet taste and after adding broccoli it makes it so hearty and tasty. Writing about this chicken actually makes me want to cook this up, so I’ll probably be adding it to the menu this coming week. 😉

Coated in flour and ready for frying!

General Tso Chicken

Chicken + Broccoli – my favorite meat and veggie combo!

General Tso's chicken

I honestly cannot give this recipe higher praise. It is so good on its own or is even better served with rice or noodles. Most my kids don’t like broccoli just yet, but my little Evie enjoyed this recipe as much as I did. I hope you like it too!

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How to make General Tso’s Chicken:

General Tso's Chicken

Delicious General Tso's chicken - a sweet and fried chicken recipe that is out of this world delicious and includes broccoli.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 353 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets cut into bite size pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice or cooked noodles

Instructions

  1. Mix chili sauce, sugar and vinegar in a small bowl.

  2. In another bowl, mix flour and cornstarch.
  3. In a third bowl, beat egg white and soy sauce. Add chicken and toss to coat, and then add coated chicken to flour bowl and toss around.
  4. Pour oil in skillet and cook floured chicken for 7-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked and crispy.
  5. Add broccoli to skillet, stirring often and cook until broccoli is softened, then add chili/vinegar sauce to skillet and cook for a few more minutes making sure to coat the broccoli and chicken.
  6. Serve over rice or noodles and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
General Tso's Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 10g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe from Betty Crocker

Delicious General Tso's chicken - a sweet and fried chicken recipe that is out of this world delicious and includes broccoli.

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    This looks amazing and needs to be on my dinner plate!
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    Vicki Skonieczny

    One of my hubby’s favorite dishes. This looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it for him. I adore your site and am on it daily. Thanks for sharing.

      Lil' Luna

      Awe, you are so sweet!! Thank you so much! I hope he likes it!

    Animeyt

    those look delicious! maybe i’ll make them for my cookout this weekend!

    Leonard Eisenstein

    quesion Ma’am;
    how would you make exra sauce for his dinner?

      Lil' Luna

      You would just double the ingredients that are in step one 🙂

    Nathalie

    This was amazing! Thank you for sharing! Husband and 3 kids loved it!
    With love from Belgium x

      Kristyn Merkley

      Awesome!! So glad it was a hit! Thank you for letting me know & giving the recipe a try 🙂

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