Go Back
+ servings

General Tso Chicken Recipe

This General Tso Chicken Recipe is a flavorful Chinese chicken recipe. Delicious, lightly fried, Chinese style chicken is crispy, sweet, and slightly spicy.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken, General Tso Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 324kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Dredge chicken in flour and fry in oil over medium heat (in a wok or a skillet) until golden brown and crispy. Drain excess oil.   
  • Sprinkle cayenne over the chicken and keep warm on low heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients (sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, and ginger) and heat gently.
  • When sauce is smooth and sugar has dissolved, SLOWLY add cornstarch mixture and stir constantly until sauce has thickened to desired thickness.
  • Pour sauce in the wok and stir to coat chicken. Stir in green onion and hot red pepper flakes (optional). Remove from heat and serve with fried rice.



Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg