General Tso Chicken Stir Fry

General Tso Chicken Stir Fry – Skip the takeout and try making this easy 30 minute meal! Breaded chicken baked and covered in a delicious general tso sauce! Add in some vegetables and dig in to this easy general tso chicken!

General Tso Chicken Stir Fry

General Tso Chicken Stir Fry

I love making stir fry! It’s such a simple way to make a easy meal with so little work! This entire week, I had really been craving takeout so I decided one night to making this stir fry instead and thus, this easy general tso chicken recipe was born! It was a bit healthier than takeout would have been since the chicken is baked and was so simple to make! The general tso sauce was made from simple ingredients that you can reuse to make a variety of different stir fry sauces! This really is the ultimate easy general tso chicken recipe and my new favorite stir fry recipe!

Now the vegetables are optional to add in but I think adding them into is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.  The general tso sauce is so delicious on the veggies that you will enjoy them just as much as the chicken.Easy General Tso Chicken Recipe

Tips and tricks  on general tso chicken stir fry recipe

  • Feel free to add in any of your favorite vegetables! Some other great ones for stir fry are bok choy, cabbage, peppers, mushrooms, pea pods, etc.
  • If you want to cut the carbs out of this meal, skip the breading on the chicken! You can still just bake the chicken or cook it in a pan.
  • This meal is great served over rice or noodles.

Some more stir fry recipes to try!

Orange Chicken Stir Fry – A healthy spin on classic takeout orange chicken.  Chicken, broccoli, and asparagus cooked together and topped with an incredible orange sauce.

Black Pepper Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry – Skip the take-out and try making this quick and easy 30-minute meal at home! Chicken and asparagus in a flavorful black pepper stir fry sauce over a bed of white rice.

General Tso Chicken Recipe

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General Tso Chicken Stir Fry

General Tso Chicken Stir Fry - Skip the takeout and try making this easy 30 minute meal! Breaded chicken baked and covered in a delicious general tso sauce! Add in some vegetables and dig in to this easy general tso chicken!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup carrots chopped

Breading

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

General Tso Sauce

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and pepper.  Mix until combined.

  3. Place chicken and beaten egg in a ziploc bag and close.  Shake until chicken is well coated.  Transfer each piece of chicken into the breading bowl and completely coat with breading.  Place each piece of chicken on the lined baking sheet and spray chicken with cooking spray.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Set oven to broil and cook for 2 minutes more before removing baking sheet from oven, flipping chicken and spraying with more baking spray, and baking another 2-3 minutes.

  4. While chicken is cooking, place vegetable in a large non-stick pan and cook over medium heat until they have softened.

  5. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch for general tso sauce.  Cook over medium heat and once the brown sugar has melted, turn down to a simmer and add in cornstarch, stirring until well combined.  Continue to simmer sauce for 2--3 minutes or until it has thickened up.

  6. Combined cooked chicken and sauce with the vegetables.  Let simmer together for 2-3 minutes before serving.  Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds (optional).

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Carlsbad Cravings



Easy Chicken Stir Fry

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    March 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I love that the chicken is baked! So much better than takeout!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    March 3, 2018 at 12:51 am

    This was better than my local restaurant! So fresh and delicious!!

  • Reply
    Andre Casey
    March 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    I love how easy this can be made! Definitely healthier and better than take out. Thanks for the added tips! This is so good for a quick, home-made, healthy meal in a bowl.

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