Introduction: General Tso's Chicken 左公鸡

General Tso's Chicken 左公鸡

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 - 3


1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

½ tbsp of Shaoxing wine

Pinch of salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp of ginger, minced

6 dried red chilies

2 stalks of scallion, rough chopped

⅓ cup of cornstarch

Oil for deep frying


2 ½ tbsp of rice vinegar

2 ½ tbsp of soy sauce

½ tbsp of dark soy sauce

1 tsp of Hoisin sauce

¼ cup of water

½ tbsp of Shaoxing Wine

1 tbsp of cornstarch


1. Marinate the chicken meat with the Shaoxing wine and salt for 15 minutes. Set aside.

2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Coat the chicken with ⅓ cup of cornstarch.

4. Deep fry the chicken until golden brown. Drain the excess oil on a paper towel lined dish or wire rack.

5. Heat up a wok or frying pan with a tablespoon of oil. Once hot, add the garlic, ginger and dried chilies. Stir-fry until fragrant.

6. Pour in the sauce, stir a few times until it boils and thickens.

7. Add the fried chicken, stir so the thickened sauce coats the chicken.

8. Add the chopped scallions and stir a few times to get the scallions mixed throughout. Serve and enjoy!


If you prefer the North American version of this dish, which is a bit sweeter, add 1 ½ to 2 tbsp of sugar to the sauce.

Step 1: Enjoy!