General Tso’s Chicken

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.

General Tso chicken with broccoli served over white rice on white plate

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!!


What Is General Tso Chicken?

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. 😉

Pieces of chicken coated in flour for general tso chicken

Coated in flour and ready for frying!

General Tso Chicken cooked with broccoli in pan

Chicken + Broccoli – my favorite meat and veggie combo!

General Tso's chicken on top of white rice with broccoli

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 chicken served over white rice and plate with chopsticks

General Tso's Chicken

5 from 2 votes
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


  • 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


  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!

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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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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