How to make General Tso Chicken -

Deep-fried boneless chicken cubes further cooked in a flavourful Chinese style sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

General Tso Chicken

General Tso Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for General Tso Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes 450 grams

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Egg 1

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs 2

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger grated 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 1


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan.

Step 2

Put chicken in a bowl, add salt, crushed peppercorns and egg and mix. Add refined flour and cornstarch and mix well.

Step 3

Deep-fry chicken in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Finely chop spring onion bulbs.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 7

Add vinegar, mix and cook for a minute. Add spring onion greens and mix.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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