General Tso's Chicken 左宗棠鸡丁

General Tso's Chicken is not really a Chinese dish, but actually an American creation. It is a sweet deep fried chicken dish served in American Chinese restaurants.


  • 250 g Chicken breast, cut into inch dices
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 5 Dried chillies
  • 1 stalk Spring onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 Red bell pepper, cut into smaller pieces
  • 50 g Cornstarch for coating
  • Oil for frying

  • 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 2 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Jiafan rice wine (or sherry)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

  1. Rinse the chicken breast and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut into the inch dices and place them in a bowl. Add in salt, egg and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Stir until well mixed and set aside for 20 minutes. Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and save for the later use.
  2. Fill a large skillet with enough oil and heat until very hot. Coat the chicken dices with cornstarch and deep-fry until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Leave a small amount of oil in the same skillet and heat until hot. Stir in garlic, chillies and spring onion chunks. Stir-fry briefly. Return the chicken, bell peppers to the skillet and pour the prepared sauce over. Stir until all well combined. Remove and serve with steamed rice.

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