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General Tso's Chicken Recipe

Homemade General Chicken Tso's Recipe, delicous Chinese take out recipe.
Servings 6


  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs
  • 0.50 cup white all purpose flour
  • 0.50 cup corn starch

General Tso Sauce

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chicken base or better than bouillon chicken roasted


  • 1. Wash, dry and cut your chicken thighs into 1 inch cubes.
    2. Prepare a bowl with corn start and flour.
    3. Heat up a frying pan with oil. Drench your chicken in the bowl with flour, shaking off excess flour, and cook in the frying pain until golden brown.
    4. In a saucepan combine and whisk all the ingredients to make the General Tso Sauce (ingredients mentioned above).
    5. Pour the sauce into the frying pan with chicken and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. Serve on a bed of rice and Enjoy!


Don't overcrowd the frying pan while cooking the chicken, or your chicken will clump up together. 
This recipe is kid-friendly, if you would like you can certainly add red pepper flakes into the sauce for the spice. 
For extra flavor, you can garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. 
Keyword Chinese Food, General Tso Chicken, General Tso's Sauce