General Tso's Chicken
40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
8 servings
Wow! This is even better than the BEST I have had in my fave Chinese restaurant. To make the meal go quickly prep everything the day or night before and store in the fridge. To make this easy to understand I have changed the terms to cornstarch slurry and sauce. The first is used to coat the chicken for frying, the second to coat the fried chicken. HTH I use a grater with small holes for the garlic or you can just zip all the sauce ingredients up in a blender or food processor. Enjoy! NOTE: I really appreciate all the reviews this recipe has received. I know that when making this it seems strange and like it just is not going to work. Trust that it will work even though the method and the way that the cornstarch slurry acts before cooking are so different. I was the same way the first time I made this. It does result in crispy pieces of chicken that are so like you find in a restaurant. The heat here is pretty much a balanced amount because some like it hot and some do not. Taste and add more heat as desired. Thanks again for trying this recipe. I hope that you have the great results that I have had time and again. Here is info, pics and heat levels of different chilies.

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Serving Size (372.37 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 486.42 Calories from Fat 64.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.18g 88.35%
Saturated Fat 1.68g 67.12%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 158.6mg 422.93%
Sodium 1459.2mg 486.4%
Total Carbohydrate 49.03g 130.74%
Dietary Fiber 1.46 g 46.66%
Sugars 25.53 g %
Protein 52.76g 844.17%
Vitamin A 2425.48IU% Vitamin C 7.93mg%
Calcium 50.87mg% Iron 2.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried chilies, fresh garlic