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General Tso’s Chicken 左宗棠鸡丁

General Tso’s Chicken is not really a Chinese dish, but actually an American creation. It is a sweet deep fried chicken dish served in American Chinese restaurants.


250 grams Chicken breast, cut into inch dices
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
5 Dried chillies
1 stalk Spring onion, cut into chunks
Red bell pepper, cut into smaller pieces
50 grams Cornstarch for coating
Oil for frying
1 tablespoon Light soya sauce
2 teaspoons Rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Jiafan rice wine (or sherry)
1 tablespoon Sugar


1. Rinse the chicken breast and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut into the inch dices and place them in a bowl. Add in salt, egg and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Stir until well mixed and set aside for 20 minutes. Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and save for the later use.
2. Fill a large skillet with enough oil and heat until very hot. Coat the chicken dices with cornstarch and deep-fry until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
3. Leave a small amount of oil in the same skillet and heat until hot. Stir in garlic, chillies and spring onion chunks. Stir-fry briefly. Return the chicken, bell peppers to the skillet and pour the prepared sauce over. Stir until all well combined. Remove and serve with steamed rice.
Credit: Foodista

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