For those who like spicy and sweet dishes, like General Tso's Chicken, this is for you. It's very tasty and easy.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl; add chicken and toss to coat.

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  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken a few pieces at a time; fry until golden and no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

  • Discard all but 2 tablespoons oil from the skillet and return to heat. Cook the ginger in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the honey and cook another 1 minute. Whisk together the water, lemon juice, cornstarch, chili sauce, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; mix into the honey and ginger; bring to a boil. Add the chicken to the sauce and stir to coat; cook until the chicken is heated through, about 3 minutes. Fold the green onions into the mixture and cook 1 minute more. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

614 calories; 37 g total fat; 129 mg cholesterol; 782 mg sodium. 34.9 g carbohydrates; 35.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Awesome recipe... just used the chicken thighs. I wished there were a suggested amount of red pepper flakes to add ( I added 1 tbs )... too hot for me... just right for the hubby! All in all... great copy cat recipe for general tsos chicken! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
Flavor was more sweet than spicy but definitely had an asian taste:) I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead and added a red pepper cut up into chunks in the last 3 mins of cooking and finished off with sesame seeds for presentation. Good flavor but lacking something savory in the sauce. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Awesome recipe... just used the chicken thighs. I wished there were a suggested amount of red pepper flakes to add ( I added 1 tbs )... too hot for me... just right for the hubby! All in all... great copy cat recipe for general tsos chicken! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Awesome recipe... just used the chicken thighs. I wished there were a suggested amount of red pepper flakes to add ( I added 1 tbs )... too hot for me... just right for the hubby! All in all... great copy cat recipe for general tsos chicken! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
Flavor was more sweet than spicy but definitely had an asian taste:) I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead and added a red pepper cut up into chunks in the last 3 mins of cooking and finished off with sesame seeds for presentation. Good flavor but lacking something savory in the sauce. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
I love this recipe! I also boned the chicken and only used leg & thigh meat as I used to have this recipe from an old Chinese cookbook that I can no longer find and the white meat seemed to always be too dry. I also used veg oil for frying added minced garlic along with the ginger and omitted the red pepper flakes. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2013
I didn't care for the sauce- it was sweet gooey and overpowered by the chili sauce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2016
This was very nice and tasty flavour a bit strong though Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2017
Sauce is good but spicy!! So if you like heat you will love the sauce. I prepared my chicken in the oven as follows as we try to eliminate fried food when possible: cut chicken into 2 in cubes place in zip lock bag with 1 cup all purpose flour. Shake to coat evenly. Whip 3 large eggs with 2 tbs of water in a bowl. Pour 3-4 cups of plain Panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dredge the floured chicken through egg wash then into Panko crumbs to coat. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden. Pour sauce over chicken (vs cooking in pan since it is already cooked thoroughly) toss to coat. Serve over rice with steamed broccoli. Enjoy:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
Really great recipe. I used sliced chicken breasts chili oil and added a little extra honey and ginger. I also added some cashew nuts as well. The heat from the chili was just right and the honey just gave it that sticky texture I love. This is definitely going to be a go to recipe for me from now on. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
I used thighs and added zest and juice from 2 oranges Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2014
This is awesome but make sure to use sriracha or another spicy type of chili sauce. I used a sweet Asian chili sauce and it was still good but with the honey and the other sweet flavors I think it would have been better with a spicy sauce! Read More