General Tso’s Chicken

Crispy chunks of chicken breast, coated in a sweet and spicy sauce.

A classic takeaway dish that can be prepared in under half an hour.

AuthorNick
Category
DifficultyIntermediate
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins



Shopping list

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 120ml water
  • 60ml soy sauce
  • 120ml chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Method

1

Take 1 tablespoon of cornflour and use this to coat the chunks of chicken.

2

Add the chicken to a heated frying pan with oil and sauté for around 10 minutes over high heat, stirring regularly. Once cooked through, set aside for later.

3

Prepare the sauce by mixing together the sesame oil, ginger and spring onions in a saucepan and cooking for 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Then, add the water and maple syrup and let the sauce simmer for 1 minute.

4

Mix the remaining cornflour, soy sauce and chilli sauce together in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook for 2 more minutes until the sauce thickens.

5

Add the chicken to the saucepan and then serve in a bowl, garnishing with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Ingredients

 2 Skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
 3 tbsp Cornflour
 100 ml Vegetable oil
 2 tsp Sesame oil
 3 tbsp Maple syrup
 2 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
 3 Spring onions, sliced
 120 ml Water
 60 ml Soy sauce
 120 ml Chilli sauce
 1 tsp Sesame seeds

Directions

1

Take 1 tablespoon of cornflour and use this to coat the chunks of chicken.

2

Add the chicken to a heated frying pan with oil and sauté for around 10 minutes over high heat, stirring regularly. Once cooked through, set aside for later.

3

Prepare the sauce by mixing together the sesame oil, ginger and spring onions in a saucepan and cooking for 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Then, add the water and maple syrup and let the sauce simmer for 1 minute.

4

Mix the remaining cornflour, soy sauce and chilli sauce together in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook for 2 more minutes until the sauce thickens.

5

Add the chicken to the saucepan and then serve in a bowl, garnishing with sesame seeds and spring onions.

General Tso’s Chicken

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