More Great Recipes: Asian | Main Dish | Poultry | Stove

General Tao Chicken

User Avatar
Member since 2006

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time


1 pound Boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons Soy sauce
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Egg white beaten until frothy
1 cup peanut oil
3 Hot dried chili peppers broken in half (de arbol, japone)
2 Cloves garlic finely chopped
1 Piece ginger root (1 in) peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon White wine vinegar
1 tablespoon White wine
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Brown sugar

Wash chicken; pat dry, then cut into 1-inch pieces. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, cornstarch, and beaten egg white. Marinate the chicken pieces for about 20 minutes in the egg white mixture.

Heat the peanut oil in a wok. Deep fry the chicken, a few pieces at a time, for about 1 minute or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of the oil out of the wok.

To the oil in the wok, add the dried chili peppers, garlic and ginger, stir-fry 2 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining soy sauce, vinegar, white wine and 1 tea cornstarch, mix until smooth. Stir in sugar, sesame oil and salt. Pour into wok, cook, stirring for 2 minutes until thickened.

Return chicken pieces to wok, mix well and serve with hot cooked rice or your favorite Asian noodles.

Pairs Well With


The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana