General Tso's Chicken (Baked!)
General Tso's Chicken (Baked!)
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 12 min
  • total: 52 min
Print Save
  • servings:
  • Summary

    General Tso’s Chicken that is BAKED, not fried, smothered in an irresistible sweet and spicy, zingy sauce and about to become your favorite Chinese food fakeout takeout!  The chicken alone seeps with flavor from the marinade and its crispy ginger spiced breading but becomes positively addicting as its smothered in the sweet and spicy, zingy sauce infused with sriracha, ginger, garlic and sesame oil.  The layered complex flavors combined with the crisp-crust, juicy chicken will have you falling hard for this General Tso Chicken recipe!

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1” pieces
    • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup rice wine or dry sherry ((I use "Kikkoman Aji-Mirin" found in the Asian section of any grocery store))
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
    • 1-3 teaspoons Sriracha/ Asian hot chili sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 5 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger ((or 2-3 teaspoons ground ginger))
    • Dash of pepper
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch ((for Sauce, reserve from marinade))
    • 2 eggs ((do NOT add to flour bag))
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger ((sounds like a lot but its amazing))
    • 1 tsp EACH salt, onion pwder, garilc pwder
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 cup sugar

    Instructions

    Click Here For Step-By-Step Instructions

    Video

    Tags

    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 463 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 9.7%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 7.08%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 28 mg 9.17%
    • Sodium: 2026 mg 84.4%
    • Calcium: 232 mg 23.23%
    • Potassium: 531 mg 15.16%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 90 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.84%
    • Sugar: 28 g
    • Protein: 19 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0.49%
    • Vitamin C 59.07%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables7
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

    OTHER RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE