General Tso’s Chicken

This classic Chinese takeout dish comes together in 20 minutes on the stovetop, with crispy chicken and tender veggies coated in a flavorful homemade sauce.

What is General Tso's Chicken?

What You'll Need

You'll only need chicken, cornstarch, soy sauce, and a few other simple ingredients to make this easy recipe.

Marinate the Chicken


Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, then toss the chicken to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate.

Make the Sauce


Whisk the cornstarch, chicken stock, sherry, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar together.

Fry the Chicken


Fry the marinated chicken until browned on all sides and cooked in the middle, then transfer it to a paper towel to absorb the excess juices.

Stir-fry the Veggies


Add the vegetables and chilies to a large pan or wok with hot oil. Once softened, stir in garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and green onions.



Pour in the sauce and cook to thicken. Then remove from heat and pour the sauce and veggies over the cooked chicken.



Sprinkle on fresh green onions and sesame seeds, then serve it over rice.

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