General Tso’s chicken, that oh-so-delicious Chinese-American favorite, features crispy chicken pieces smothered in a sweet, tangy, spicy sauce. While it’s a popular choice at Chinese restaurants, takeout or delivery never does it justice, as the chicken’s crispy texture is best enjoyed right after it’s cooked. The good news is that you can easily whip up authentic General Tso’s chicken right in your own kitchen. Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal, but you’ll also feel a sense of pride in mastering a classic restaurant dish. You can use the 30-minute marinating time to prepare the sauce, chop the garlic, scallions and ginger. By the time you’re done prepping, the chicken will be ready for coating and shallow-frying. Don’t be daunted — with this simple recipe, you’ll be dishing out the most amazing General Tso’s chicken in under an hour!
What You’ll Need To Make General Tso’s Chicken
Most restaurants choose boneless chicken thighs to make this dish. However, I prefer white meat, especially chicken tenderloins. The combination of flour, cornstarch, baking soda and flour ensures that the chicken browns evenly.