Homemade General Tso’s Chicken

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I woke up this morning thinking about dinner.  I know; seriously?  At first I wanted to go out to the local Chinese Restaurant in town until the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up and the rained started to fall.  That was that; I made the decision to make homemade General Tso’s Chicken for the first time ever.  After asking the people on my Facebook Page to give me their true and tried recipes and doing some research on my own, I came up with this recipe!

My family really enjoyed our ‘Chinese’ dinner IN and Brian even asked for seconds… keeper!

PIN this delicious dish & make it this week!



1 1/2 lb.’s boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes


1/4 cup Flour

3-4 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil

1/3 cup Low Sodium (Light) Soy Sauce

1/3 cup Pineapple Juice

2-3 tsp. Garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. Corn Starch, give or take depending on your desired thickness

Cayenne Pepper, to your liking

2-3 tsp. fresh Ginger, freshly grated

2 Green Onions, sliced

Brown Rice

Steamed Broccoli


Cube chicken and sprinkle with a little S&P.

In large freezer bag, dredge chicken cubes in flour.

Preheat oil in Wok over medium high heat and fry chicken until brown & crispy.

Sprinkle Cayenne over chicken or omit if you don’t want any heat to this dish.

In another sauce pan, make sauce with sugar, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, pineapple juice and ginger.

Start brown rice and steamed veggie as well.

When the sugar in sauce has dissolved, begin to add cornstarch 1 Tbsp. at a time.

Pour sauce in Wok and mix together.

Serve chicken over brown rice and garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes (hubby even added more cayenne!)

Serve along side steamed veggie; we like broccoli!




We’re hunkering down now for a movie night (Shark Tale) and Peanut Butter cookies… ttys!

Happy Weekend, Friends



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  1. Danielle says:

    Yummy! Gonna definitely try this recipe. It’s my fav dish when getting Chinese food.

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