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General Tso's Chicken in a serving bowl with white rice and green onions for garnish

General Tso's Chicken

April King
This homemade General Tso’s Chicken is made with crispy pan fried chicken and coated in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce. A classic take-out dish that’s simple to make at home and tastes even better than your favorite Chinese restaurant.
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 581 kcal


  • 3-4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

General Tso's Sauce

  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch


  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, and 2 tsp. cornstarch. Set aside.
  •  In a large ziplock bag combine flour, 3/4 cup cornstarch, salt and pepper. Shake the bag to mix the ingredients well.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl add cubed chicken and beaten egg whites. Give the chicken a good toss to coat it evenly.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1/2 cup of oil.
  • With a large slotted spoon scoop up chicken pieces and allow egg whites to drip off, then drop chicken into ziplock bag. Shake chicken until evenly coated.
  • Once oil is hot fry the chicken in batches (don’t overly crowd) until golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Remove fried chicken and place on a sheet pan covered in paper towels.
  • Once all the chicken has been fried, wipe skillet out with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Pour Sauce into skillet and simmer until it starts to thicken. Add Chicken to the skillet and toss to coat all the chicken evenly in the sauce.
  • Serve immediately with white or brown rice and garnish with green onions.


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Calories: 581kcalCarbohydrates: 68.1gProtein: 11.4gFat: 29.4gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 16.3mgSodium: 794mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27.6gVitamin A: 10.7IUVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 9.7mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword Crispy General Tso's Chicken, General Tso's Chicken
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