Chicken Recipes

General Tso’ Chicken

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General Tso’ Chicken

This is a sweet and spicy deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants.

It is said to originate from the Hunan province of China and is named after a well-respected Chinese military leader, General Tso.








4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch, divided

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

Sesame seeds, for garnish

2 cup Cooked rice, for serving




Add chicken and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a large resealable plastic bag.

Season with salt and pepper and shake to coat.

Pour 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Shake off excess cornstarch and add chicken to oil. Cook, in batches, until golden for about 7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add garlic and red pepper flakes cook until fragrant. 

Add chicken broth, making sure to scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon.

Whisk hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice with remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until combined in a medium bowl.

Pour to skillet and simmer until slightly thickened, 1 minute.

To sauce, add broccoli and cook until tender for 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and stir to coat. Simmer for 1 more minute.

Garnish with sesame seeds and serve over rice.


Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.kjv 

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