General Tso Chicken

Can't get enough Chinese take-out? Make this sweet and spicy General Tso's Chicken at home in just 20 minutes. Serve it over rice and you have a complete meal the family will love! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 518 kcal


For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce more if desired
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 pound chicken cubed
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper cubed
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • sesame seeds


  1. Place chicken in a mixing bowl and toss with the cornstarch until all is coated. Set aside.

  2. Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated chicken and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove chicken onto plate. 

  4. Add the broccoli and bell pepper to the skillet and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken back and pour on the sauce. Toss and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, sprinkle with green onions and green onion, and serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts
General Tso Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 956mg 40%
Potassium 448mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 26.7%
Vitamin C 88.6%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.