General Tso’s Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main dish with rice
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

Legend has it that this popular sweet and slightly spicy chicken dish was named after a general and statesman from the Qing Dynasty named General Tso Tsung-tang. The reality is that this dish was invented by Chinese chefs who had immigrated to America; it was first introduced to New York City in the ’70s. Whether or not you choose to believe the legend, everyone can agree that this dish has legendary flavor. In my mother’s delicious recipe, the chicken is flash-fried, resulting in tender, j