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Dennis' General Tso Chicken

Dennis' General Tso Chicken Dennis' General Tso Chicken Dennis' General Tso Chicken

This is my version of the wonderful dish known as General Tso's Chicken (sometimes also called General Chicken.) I use quite a bit of ground chilies in my recipe. (If you prefer a milder version just reduce the amount of ground chilies.)

Trans-fat Free


½ cup chicken broth
(for sauce)
¼ cup oyster sauce
(for sauce)
¼ cup soy sauce, light
(for sauce)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
(for sauce)
¼ cup rice wine
(for sauce)
½ cup sugar
(for sauce)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
(for sauce)
4 teaspoons sesame oil
(for sauce)
25 ounces chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
cut into 3/4 inch pieces
2 large eggs
(for coating chicken pieces)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
(for coating chicken pieces)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
(to bread chicken pieces)
¾ cup cornstarch
(to bread chicken pieces)
1 tablespoon garlic
2 tablespoons ginger
2 tablespoons red chilis, dried
2 stalks scallions, spring or green onions
chop the ends of the onions and add to sauce , save tops for garnish.


For the sauce :

Combine chicken broth, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, vegetable oil, dark rice wine, sugar (or Splenda,) rice vinegar, and sesame oil in a large bowl, stir until evenly mixed.

In a large skillet or wok add sauce and heat up until simmering. (Some reduction will occur, however, do not over reduce.) While that is heating up you can cut and bread the chicken.

For the breading:

Combine two eggs and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in one bowl, and in a second bowl mix ¾ cup cornstarch and ¾ cup flour together. Cut up 20 to 30 Oz. of boneless chicken thighs in to ¾ inch pieces. Dip chicken pieces in egg/oil mixture and roll in flour/cornstarch mixture. Deep fry in small batches for 3 to 4 minutes until all chicken is cooked. Allow chicken pieces to sit briefly on paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Cover cooked breaded chicken in tin foil to keep warm.

Once sauce is simmering add corn starch until sauce thickens to desired thickness. (About the consistency of cooking oil.)

Once sauce is thickened turn off heat and add the minced garlic, minced ginger, ground chilies, and the bottom end of two green onions to the sauce. As soon as that is stirred in, mix in the chicken pieces making sure that they all get coated evenly.

Serve up the chicken with steamed broccoli on the side, atop white rice. Garnish with the tops of the green onions chopped into small pieces.



* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I just want to say, this is delicious.

almost 14 years ago

Dennis (a.k.a. acebox)


You made the recipe Alice?


almost 14 years ago


Yes, my mother and I followed your recipe, and the chicken was delicious, and your photo attracted us to make this recipe, and it is really good, thank you!

almost 14 years ago


Thank you for posting this recipe so fast! I will give it a try! Also I made shepherds pie and would love to have your version

over 11 years ago


You are welcome, Shirley. Please let us know how your dish turns out after you make it. Happy cooking :)

over 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 324g (11.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 89048% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 73%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 700mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 91g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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