Spicy General Tso’s Chicken

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5 from 16 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

This is the easiest way to get your take-out fix..spicy General Tso’s chicken, a great flavor explosion you can enjoy in minutes!

black chopsticks holding a piece of Spicy General Tso’s Chicken above a plate of more of the chicken and rice

I am not kidding you, this spicy General Tso’s chicken not only has a little kick (it is called “spicy”, after all) but the underlying flavor…oooh. You’re going to want to make a double batch just so you can have leftovers the next day.

Just like this honey buffalo chicken, General Tso’s chicken is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy!

Then you just need some nice steamed rice to cool off your tongue and you’re in business! Let’s get cookin’!

Spicy General Tso’s Chicken next to white rice and black chopsticks on a white plate

What You Need to Make Spicy General Tso’s Chicken

If you’re a little worried about the idea of making this spicy General Tso’s chicken on your own, don’t worry. It seriously simple. Just toss your ingredients together and stir. Check it out.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 chicken breast, skinned and cubed
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
glass and ceramic bowls of diced raw chicken, red chili sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, minced garlic on a white background

How to Make Spicy General Tso’s Chicken

Step 1

Coat the bottom of your pan in the sesame oil then place the pan over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and turn the heat down to medium. Immediately add the brown sugar while the chicken starts to sauté.

brown sugar being added to chicken cooking in a skillet

Step 2

Add the corn starch and stir.

Step 3

Add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and garlic, then stir to combine again.

soy sauce being added to chicken cooking in a skillet

Step 4

Top with the chili sauce and veggies, then stir periodically for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

chili sauce being added to chicken cooking in a skillet

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5 from 16 votes

Spicy General Tso’s Chicken

Yield: 6 Servings of Spicy General Tso’s Chicken
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This is the easiest way to get your take-out fix..spicy General Tso's chicken, a great flavor explosion you can enjoy in minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, skinned and cubed
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced bell pepper
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup sliced onion

Instructions

  • Coat the bottom of your pan in the sesame oil then place the pan over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Immediately add the brown sugar while the chicken starts to sauté.
  • Add the corn starch and stir.
  • Add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and garlic, then stir to combine again.
  • Top with the chili sauce and vegetables, then stir periodically for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 509mg | Sugar: 6g
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Course: Asian Inspired

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