General Tso’s Chicken – A Popular Chinese-American Dish

General Tso’s Chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish that has become a favorite in many Chinese restaurants across the world. It is a sweet and spicy dish that is made with battered and deep-fried chicken pieces, and then coated in a sweet and tangy sauce made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar. This dish is a great option for anyone who loves spicy and flavorful dishes.

Here is a simple and easy recipe for making General Tso’s Chicken at home:

Ingredients: For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Oil for frying

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on desired level of spiciness)
  • Sliced green onions for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, salt, and black pepper. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture and stir well to combine.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the mixture and toss to coat each piece thoroughly.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully add the chicken pieces to the pan and fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, water, sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Heat a clean pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the sauce mixture to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Add the fried chicken pieces to the pan and stir to coat them thoroughly with the sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions.

Enjoy your homemade General Tso’s Chicken as a delicious and authentic Chinese-American dish. It is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or for serving at a party or gathering. The leftover chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheated for a tasty meal option.