General Tso’s Chicken – crispy and tender chicken coated in a sticky tangy sauce, totally addictive! This homemade General Tso Chicken takes about 20 minutes and is so much betterthan ordering Chinese takeout! Plus video tutorial!
20 MINUTE EASY GENERAL TSO CHICKEN (VIDEO RECIPE)
Better than takeout General Tso’s Chicken for the perfect easy weeknight dish- crispy, tender and sweet! It will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes. All you need is just a few simple ingredients: chicken breast, corn starch, garlic, ginger hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. So delicious!
prep time: 10mins
cook time: 10mins
total time: 20mins
1 1/2lbchicken thighs, boneless, skinless in 1-inch cubes
1/4cupvegetable oil, for frying
1/2tspred pepper flakes
General Tso Sauce
1/4cupsoy sauce, low-sodium recommended
Serving - optional
green onion, minced
Into a large ziplock bag, add the cubed chicken and 1/2 cup cornstarch. Seal and shake until coated. Set aside.
Make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, water, sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
Place a large skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add the oil and wait 30-60 seconds until it's very hot.
Add the chicken pieces to the pan, shaking off excess cornstarch as you go. If you have more than fits in one layer, save half for a second batch.
Fry for 3-5 minutes, turning from time to time to brown evenly. Remove to a plate and reserve.
Remove all fat except for a tablespoon, then add in the ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add the chicken back to the pan and mix thoroughly with the ginger-garlic.
Pour in the sauce mixture, and stir constantly until it's just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, less than one minute.