Super Simple General Tso’s Chicken

This recipe is way too easy not to try. You will make this once and it will become a staple and a simple go to. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it tastes delicious. This recipe is for 2 people. Let’s get to it!


  • 1- 12 oz bottle General Tso Sauce (Find it in the international food section of the grocery)
  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, bite-sized cubes
  • 1/4 C Peanut Oil, or any other cooking oil (not olive oil)
  • 1 C Panko
  • 1/2 C Green Onions, sliced
  • 1/2 a Red Pepper, slice and chop into 1″ long strips
  • 2 C White Rice, cooked
  • *Optional- 2 C Broccoli, cooked (see recipe below)

Heat Oil in a pan. Sprinkle both sides of chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Toss chicken in Panko crumbs. Press the Panko into the chicken and coat it well. When the oil is hot, lay the chicken in the oil. Brown on both sides (be sure to cook through), and remove to drain.

Turn heat down to medium and make sure to remove oil from the pan. Put the chicken back in and pour entire bottle of sauce over chicken. Stir to coat chicken. Add pepper strips and green onions (and broccoli if using). Toss until heated through. Serve over over rice.

Was that easy or what?

Broccoli– I love to roast my broccoli. It produces so much more flavor than steaming or boiling. You can use either method you like. If you’re using frozen broccoli I don’t recommend roasting it. In that case, drop it into lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes, then drain it and add it to the chicken.

To roast it, preheat oven to 425˚F. Cut fresh broccoli into bite sized florets with short stalks. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Place on sheet pan and make sure they’re not overlapping. Bake 10 minutes and add directly to chicken or serve on the side.  ENJOY!


Posted on March 15, 2012, in Main Dishes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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