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Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso’s Chicken!

General Tso's Chicken | | Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso's Chicken! | #recipe #chicken

Hello, lovelies!! Happy Sunday!

How was Church? Or Temple?? Synagogue? House of Worship? Um, breakfast table?!? I hope I got everyone.

You guys, SJP’s shoe collection is now available! EEEEEP! How am I going to justify these?!?

There goes the bank account, the savings account, bonds, investments, trust fund… buahahaha! If there was a trust fund, I don’t think I’d be worried about $355 dollar shoes. 😉 

By the wayz, does anyone else feel that strappy sandals suck?! I mean, they’re hot to look at, but wearing them? Oh me gosh… no way. It’s like, bye bye blood circulation, helloooooow ashy heel. Um, no thanks.

Um. When did this blog become about shoes and style?! Let’s go back to what we know – damn good food!

General Tso's Chicken | | Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso's Chicken! | #recipe #chicken

I present to you my over-the-top scrumptious, spicy, AND insanely delicious General Tso’s Chicken recipe. I heart it thiiiiis much!

As you know, one of my goals in life is to make comfort food part of our everyday. Right now I am in the middle of a love affair with Chinese food and gluten free Carrot Cake. Obvi, those two have nothing in common, but I felt like I needed to get that out there.

Also, I’m having “Shahs of Sunset” withdrawals…

Recently, date night with the hubby involved a kid-less 2 hours and dinner at P.F. Chang’s. After our Spongebob-free night, I was inspired to make the General and share it with you.

Usually, I don’t make mine as spicy, but I’ve been missing out! The spicier, the better! And I don’t even care for spicy food, but this time around it turned out to be a mahvelous thang! …. Oh… just let me be… 😀

General Tso's Chicken | | Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso's Chicken! | #recipe #chicken

On a different note, and speaking of P.F. Chang’s, come back in a day or two – I have a surprise for you!
Hey, that rhymes! I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it! Okay, okay, I’ll stop.

Enjoy your Sunday! xo

General Tso’s Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 2
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso's Chicken!
Servings: 4
Calories: 232


  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch , divided
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry , divided
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce , divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Vegetable oil , for frying
  • 4 to 6 dry red chile peppers
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • Cooked rice
  • Green onions , sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg white, 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of the dry sherry, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and chili powder; whisk until well combined.
  • Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of the chicken stock; whisk until smooth.
  • Add the remaining chicken stock, 1 tablespoon dry sherry, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar; whisk until combined; set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and slide into the hot oil.
  • Fry the chicken, turning it once, until golden brown and cooked through; about 2 minutes.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • In a large saucepan or wok, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
  • Add the chile peppers, sliced red bell pepper and broccoli; cook until tender.
  • Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup green onions.
  • Continue to cook for a few seconds; add the chicken stock sauce, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Arrange cooked chicken on a platter and pour the sauce over it.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and/or sesame seeds.


RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Slightly adapted from Food Network
Nutrition Facts
General Tso’s Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 940mg39%
Potassium 802mg23%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1735IU35%
Vitamin C 127.6mg155%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses
  1. Sally

    When it states “oil for frying,” how much oil do you use to keep the overall calorie count for the portion so low?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I pour just enough to cover the bottom of the pan – measuring about 1/4-inch up the sides of the pan.

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I never tried making this at home, and I should!!! What a delicious photo… wish this was lunch!

  3. Deanna

    SJP is coming to Nordstrom’s on Michigan Ave this coming Saturday! I will be in the area for trainig at my new job so I miiiiight stop by . There is probably going to be 38492382 people there lol.

    I love Chinese prepared chicken-this looks great!!!

  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    The shoes sare so pretty ahh I want them all. But yeah, strappy sandals are so uncomfortable umm what a dilemma.
    This tsos chicken looks unbelievably awesome. And the spicier the merrier! I’m eager to try it.
    Happy Sunday! <3

  5. Laura Dembowski

    I’ve never had General Tso’s chicken, but this looks like Chinese food heaven! I do love a good pair of strappy sandals. I think they’re easy to wear for long periods of time.

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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