Oriental Harmony: General Tso's Chicken


Embark on a culinary journey with our Oriental Harmony: General Tso's Chicken. This popular dish is a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors, featuring crispy fried chicken pieces coated in a rich, glossy sauce. It's a symphony of flavors that pays homage to the classic Chinese-American cuisine.

Oriental Harmony: General Tso's Chicken

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 plate

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Sugar: 15g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz), cut into bite-size pieces
  • Cornstarch: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Egg: 1 large
  • Soy Sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Ginger: 1 tbsp, minced
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Rice Vinegar: 3 tbsp
  • Hoisin Sauce: 3 tbsp
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp
  • Red Chili Flakes: 1 tsp
  • Spring Onions: 3, sliced
  • Vegetable Oil: for frying
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Chicken: Mix chicken with cornstarch, egg, salt, and pepper. Fry in hot oil until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Make Sauce: In a pan, sauté ginger and garlic. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, sugar, and chili flakes. Simmer until thickened.
  3. Combine: Toss fried chicken in sauce until well coated.
  4. Serve: Garnish with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the oil is hot for a crispy coating.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar and chili flakes to your taste.
  • Serve immediately to maintain the crispiness of the chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make it less spicy?

Yes, reduce or omit the chili flakes.

How can I make a gluten-free version?

Use tamari instead of soy sauce and gluten-free cornstarch.

Can I use a different protein?

Absolutely! Try it with tofu or shrimp.