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Classic General Tso's Chicken


Classic General Tso's Chicken recipe















2 chicken breasts
2 hot chili peppers
or more, crushed
½ cup cornstarch
orange zest
minced, from 1 orange
1 tablespoon ginger
cup peanuts
fried, chopped
1 large eggs
¼ cup beer
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 dash black pepper
Seasoning sauce
6 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 teaspoon cornstarch


Skin and bone the chicken.

Cut into 1½ x 2 inch strips.

Mix batter.

Add chicken, tossing lightly to coat.

Cover and chill for ½ hour.

Mix seasoning sauce.

Coat each piece of chicken well with cornstarch.

Arrange chicken on well-floured wax paper.

Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a pan until very hot.

Fry chicken for 30 seconds.

Drain well on a cookie sheet covered with paper towels.

Reheat oil over high heat until very hot.

Refry chicken until crispy and golden brown.

Drain again and keep hot in oven.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok over medium heat.

Fry orange rind until golden brown.

Add chili and ginger, stir-frying 20 seconds.

Mix in seasoning sauce and heat to boil, stirring constantly until foam subsides and the sauce thickens slightly and turns to glaze (about 2 minutes or more).

Add fried chicken, tossing to coat well.

Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 131g (4.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 37521% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1928mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 42g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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