Quick General Tso’s Chicken

I have seen this recipe many time and today I have made my own version of Quick General Tso’s Chicken . Oh boy and delicious this is.

Can I start by saying that this Quick General Tso’s Chicken recipe is super simple and fast to put together? If you need a week night meal that won’t set you back for cooking and prep time, this is your dish. Not only this general tso’s chicken is simple and fast to put together, but it is super delicious.

The only out of the ordinary ingredient that you will need to make this Tso’s chicken recipe is the hoisin sauce, which you can find gluten free. How great is that?

You can serve this Quick General Tso’s Chicken with stemmed broccoli which I have done and it is really perfect with it. My kids and my husband really enjoyed this version of Tso’s chicken.

I can’t say this enough, but this Quick General Tso’s Chicken is super easy to put together and delicious. If you have 20 minutes, you can make this dish. That is all you need.

Serve this chicken with brown rice and you will be good to go, and if you like, increase the quantities to have left overs in the next days to come.


Place the chopped chicken in a heavy large sauce pan over medium heat and cook until almost brown, about 10 minutes. Then add the ginger and cook further for another 3 minutes or so before you add the sauce and green onions.


Quick General Tso's Chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-5 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes


2 lbs organic chicken breast, cut into small cubes
8 green onions, chopped
3 Tbs arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
2 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp pepper flakes
Brown rice to serve


1/3 cup peach jam
1/4 cup gluten free hoisin sauce, or soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
2 Tbsp gluten free soy sauce
1/2 cup water



In a bowl, mix together peach jam, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, arrowroot powder and water. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Dredge the chicken in the cornstarch and shake off any excess. Cook the chicken in the olive oil and when it is almost browned, 8-10 minutes, add the ginger and cook further for about 2-3 minutes. I cooked the chicken a total of 11 minutes or so

Add the sesame oil, and green onions. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer mixture for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens up a bit.

Serve garnished with green onions, hot pepper flakes and sesame seeds.

Recipe adapted from taste and tell

Nutrition facts based on the recipe giving 4 servings.


  1. I love General Tso’s! This looks so quick and healthy.



  2. looks so wonderful Miryam. I always assumed that General Tso’s was deep fried. Looks so easy to make.

  3. This looks droolworthy!

  4. What a perfect weeknight meal!

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  5. Peach jam?! This sounds interesting. :) I love the colors in this. It looks so yummy! And it’s great that it doesn’t have any funky ingredients. Sounds great!

  6. Oh gosh this looks so perfect and comforting!

  7. Looks delicious! And sounds so easy too-what a great combination!

  8. This is excellent! My husband LOVES it!

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