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.

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  1. this dish looks phenomenal miryam… give you credit for making something hungarian, who would have even thought? we’re so quick to make something italian, mexican, even indian, but Hungaraian? you really think outside the box. :)

  2. This looks and sounds great and it has simple ingredients. I will have to try this sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Whoa. That’s nice and colorful! I love it.

    Do you not buy veal because it’s a baby cow? Because that’s why I don’t eat veal. I used to love veal when I was little before my mother told me what it was. I know that makes me hypocritical but I don’t care. I don’t eat baby cows, bunnies, ducks, Bambi, etc. I just can’t…

  4. I am Hungarian, and we make Paprikash a lot, and i have never seen this recipe. Ours is always made with chicken, it is more of a soup and we make our own Hungarian Egg Dumplings. We add sour cream at the end. My grandmother is directly from Hungary and has passed down the recipe through 3 generations.

    • That sounds like a great recipe. I actually got this recipe from Epicurious. com I used Hungarian paprika and really loved the dish. I don’t know if this qualifies as an Hungarian dish but this is how Epicurious classified as. The link is under the directions for the recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I am sure there are a few ways to make it, they always kept it basic, with things they had. We have also made pluchengtas, and potato pancakes.. there was always something yummy when my grandma cooked. You should look up more recipes for Hungarian food, i am sure you would love them :)

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