General Tso CHicken in a bowl

General Tso Chicken

Lightly breaded, sweet and tangy, you will love the flavor of General Tso Chicken.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword general tso chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 349kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 3 chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 lb green beans snow peas, or asparagus trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 3 Tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth and cornstarch has dissolved
  • Add snow peas (or green beans), garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon of red-pepper flakes to cornstarch mixture; toss to combine and set aside
  • In another bowl, whisk together the egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • Add chicken, toss to coat
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Lift half of the chicken from the egg white mixture (shaking off excess) and add to skillet
  • Cook, turning occasionally, until golden (8-10 minutes)
  • Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, adding red pepper flakes
  • Set aside, reserving skillet
  • Add the green bean mixture to the skillet
  • Cover; cook until beans are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes
  • Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat
  • Serve over hot rice


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.9mg