General Tso Chicken

Deep-fried boneless chicken cubes further cooked in a flavourful Chinese style sauce. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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General Tso Chicken

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Oil
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for General Tso Chicken

  • 450 grams Boneless chicken cut into cubes
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Refined flour (maida)
  • 2 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • 2 Spring onion bulbs
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil (til oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 Spring onion greens finely chopped


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan.
  2. Put chicken in a bowl, add salt, crushed peppercorns and egg and mix. Add refined flour and cornstarch and mix well.
  3. Deep-fry chicken in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Finely chop spring onion bulbs.
  5. To prepare sauce, heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan, add spring onion bulbs and saute for a minute. Add ginger and saute for 30 seconds. Add garlic and saute till golden.
  6. Add fried chicken to the sauce in the pan and mix. Add oyster sauce, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, salt, crushed peppercorns and sugar and mix.
  7. Add vinegar, mix and cook for a minute. Add spring onion greens and mix.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1118
Carbohydrates 27.4
Protein 127.5
Fat 55.4
Other Fiber Zinc- 1.5mg