General Tso’s Chicken

A fresh take on General Tso’s Chicken, one of my favorite dishes. It’s quick and easy to put together which makes it perfect for a busy workday evening!

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 300 kcal


  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp cayenne (red) pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 dried Thai chili peppers
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 cup cooked rice, hot


  • Mix broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable broth over medium heat in a saute pan or wok.  Add dried peppers,  green pepper and onion. Cook on medium heat until soft and onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add sauce and chicken to pan and heat until chicken is cooked through, 5 - 7 minutes. Serve over hot rice.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, chicken, Chinese cuisine, Chinese food, easy, fast and easy, General Tso, one skillet meal, quick and easy

Did you know?  The origins of General Tso’s chicken are murky but it most likely did not originate in China.  Several prominent chefs claim that they were the first ones to serve the dish.

This sesame chicken is another dish that (also) isn’t Chinese but it sure is delicious!

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