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General Tso’s Chicken; Take out Fake Out

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General Tso’s Chicken;

Take out Fake Out

This recipe solves 2 common Meal Planning problems; What to have for dinner and cravings for your favorite take out meals.   When it comes to take out, Chinese Food is one our family often craves, but with this fabulous General Tso’s Chicken,  there’s no need to call for delivery.

General Tso's Chicken with steamed rice

General Tso's Chicken and steamed rice

General Tso's Chicken; Take Out Fake Out

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people



  • cups  rice  cooked
  • chicken breasts  boneless, skinless
  • 1/4  cup  cornstarch
  • oil for frying
  • tbsp  ginger  minced
  • 1/2  tsp  cayenne pepper
  • cloves  garlic  minced
  • red bell pepper  diced
  • tsp  sesame seeds  for garnish


  • tbsp  rice vinegar
  • tbsp  soy sauce
  • tsp  hoisin sauce
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • tbsp  sugar
  • tbsp  cornstarch


  • Prepare rice according to directions
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat
  • Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks and coat with cornstarch
  • Once the oil is warm, add the chicken and cook until done, turning occasionally
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the sauce ingredients
  • After the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and place on a wire cooling rack to let oil drip off
  • Drain the oil (except for about 1 tablespoon) and add the cayenne pepper, garlic, and ginger

  • Cook for about 30 seconds then add the diced red pepper
9. Once the pepper has softened slightly, add the chicken and sauce to the pan, stirring to coat
10. Serve chicken warm over rice and garnish with sesame seeds
Keyword General Tso's Chicken
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If you have a little extra time, or are serving a crowd,  you will want to check out my selection of Chinese Food recipes, and skip the delivery!

By on October 7th, 2019
Lara Brooks

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