General Tso's Chicken Recipe

General Tso's chicken - the BEST and easiest General Tso's Chicken recipe ever. It's so delicious and much better and healthier than Chinese takeouts!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 554 kcal



  • 10 oz boneless skinless chicken meat (thigh or breast, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 slices peeled ginger (finely minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 4-5 dried red chiles (rinsed and seeded)
  • 2 stalks scallion (white-part only, cut into 1-inch lengths)



  1. Marinate the chicken meat with the Shaoxing wine and salt for 15 minutes. Mix all the ingredients for the Sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Coat the chicken generously with the 1/3 cup cornstarch. Heat up the oil for deep-frying. Deep fry the chicken until they turn light brown. Dish out with a strainer, draining the excess oil by laying the chicken on a dish lined with paper towels.
  3. Heat up a wok with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Add the minced ginger, garlic, and dried chilies into the wok, stir-fry until you smell the spicy aroma of the chilies. Pour the sauce into the wok. When the sauce boils and thickens, add the chicken, stir to combine well with the sauce. Add the scallion and stir a few times, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
General Tso's Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1711mg 71%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 31g 62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.