General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken


1 ½ cups vegetable broth, divided

2 tbls cornstarch

2 tbls sugar

2 tbls soy sauce

1 tbls apple cider vinegar

½ ground ginger

2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)

½ tsp cayenne (red) pepper

1 green pepper, thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced

8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes

1 cup cooked rice, hot


Mix ¾ cup broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Set aside.

Put green pepper and onion in saute pan with ¼ cup vegetable broth. Cook on medium low heat until soft and onion is golden, about 1 hour. Add more vegetable broth as needed, ¼ cup at a time.

Turn heat up to medium. Add sauce and chicken to pan and heat until chicken is cooked through, 5 – 7 minutes. Serve over hot rice.


2 servings, 300 calories per serving



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8 Replies to “General Tso’s Chicken”

  1. This looks absolutely amazing. I think I will have to make some this upcoming week. I love your recipes. You make it sound easy and it looks so good. Thank you for all of the recipes you share.

  2. Hey Cynthia. Great recipe. I always try to cooks something healthy for my family but its not easy to find something which kids would like and it wont be a fast food. But your chicken looks extra tasty and it will be perfect fit to rice. Looking forward to test it in practice.

    1. It’s always a challenge to find something that the whole family will enjoy.  I hope this one does the trick.  Please check back and let me know how they like it!

  3. OMG OMG OMG OMG…hahahahaha… I think I have to bookmark this site on my computer…The Tso’s Chicken has won me over. The photo makes me want to eat the photo…It looks amazing and I will definitely have to try this one with the family.

    I am watching your website grow and I wish you all the best with this in the future.

    1. Don’t eat the picture!  Haha!  Make the recipe instead and please let me know if it lived up to your expectations.  Thank you for your comments!

  4. I have never made this dish before or even heard of it until now, but it certainly looks very delicious and easy to make. Is there a good substitute for vegetable broth? Or if I choose not to use it how would it affect the taste of the dish?

    Also can you tell me which culture or country is this dish from. Its always good to know.

    1. It would be perfectly fine to substitute water for the vegetable broth but some form of liquid is needed to make the sauce!  You could substitute oil for broth when cooking the peppers and onions.

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