P.F. Chang's General Tso Chicken Recipe (2024)

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Make our P.F. Chang’s General Tso Chicken Recipe at home tonight for your family. With our Secret Restaurant Recipe your General Tso Chicken will taste just like P.F. Chang’s.

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General Tso Chicken – Everyone’s Favorite “American” Chinese Dish

If you ask for General Tso Chicken outside the major cities in China (where the influx of American tourists have made it necessary to include on most menues) the waiter will probably look at you like you are crazy.

Why? Because General Tso Chicken is not a traditional Chinese dish. It was invented in American Chinese restaurants for Americans. And not only is the dish almost completely unknown in China, but the General that the dish may or may not be named after is such a minor character in Chinese history that most Chinese have never heard of him.

Imagine if one of your guests, out of the blue, were to asked you to make some Hagood Chicken for them and you get some idea of the confusion your waiter is feeling. (Johnson Hagood was a Brigadier General in the South Carolina State Militia during the American Civil War – and as far as I know there is no chicken dish named after him. Yet. 😉 )

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P.F. Chang’s General Tso Chicken

P.F. Chang's General Tso Chicken Recipe

Make our P.F. Chang's General Tso Chicken Recipe at home tonight for your family. With our Secret Restaurant Recipe your General Tso Chicken will taste just like P.F. Chang's.

Prep Time30 minutes mins

Active Time20 minutes mins

Total Time50 minutes mins

Course: Main Course

Keyword: P.F. Chang's

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh Garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh Ginger
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry Sherry or White Wine
  • 1 can condensed Chicken Broth

Meat

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless Chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 8 small dried Red Chiles stems and seeds removed
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 quarts Vegetable Oil for deep-frying plus 1 tablespoon for stir-frying
  • 2 cups sliced Scallions green onions
  • Fried Rice or Steamed Rice for serving

Instructions

Sauce

  • Put everything in a quart jar with a lid and shake it up, then put in the fridge. Just shake it up again when you are ready to use it.

Meat

  • In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, soy sauce, and hot peppers. Stir in the egg. Add the cornstarch and mix until all the chicken pieces are well coated. (It will look awful at this point.)

  • Heat the deep-frying oil to 350°F in a large pot. Cover a large platter with a few layers of paper towels.

  • Set aside the chiles. Deep-fry 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the chicken chunks are fried.

  • Place 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and heat until very hot. Add the scallions and chiles and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Shake the sauce to recombine, then pour it into the wok. Cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add water until it’s the right consistency. Add the chicken to the sauce and cook until everything is hot and bubbly. Serve with fried or steamed rice.

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