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This General Tso's chicken recipe uses Sun Bird seasoning packets. It is delicious and easy to make.

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2022)

You are going to love this General Tso chicken recipe. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, a little hot, and it’s full of tasty flavor. You can serve it over white rice, or have your rice on the side. Topped with sweet peas adds to the already delicious flavor.

General Tso's Chicken final plate without peas.

Key Ingredients for General Tso Chicken

  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 packets of General Tso chicken seasoning mix by Sun Bird
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water
Ingredients for General Tso Chicken Recipe.
Ingredients for general tso chicken recipe.

Step-By-Step General Tso Chicken Instructions With Photos

With a sharp knife, cut the 6 chicken breasts into bite-size chunks.

Cut up chicken.
Cut the 6 chicken breasts into chunks.

Then, put the cut chicken breasts in a large size zip lock bag.

Cut up chicken in baggie.
Put the chicken breasts in a large zip lock bag.

Add 1/2 cup of flour to the bag together with the cut-up chicken breasts. Shake the chicken around in the bag with the flour so the flour gets on all of the chicken pieces.

Flour added to the chicken in the bag.
Shake the bag to mix the chicken with the flour.

Put about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the bottom of the frying pan together with the flour-coated chicken breasts.

Chicken breast in the frying pan.
Put the flour-coated chicken breasts in the frying pan.

Fry the chicken breasts on medium-high heat for about 45 minutes until there is no pink showing. Stir occasionally.

Frying the chicken in the frying pan for forty-five minutes.
Fry the chicken breasts for about 45 minutes.

Making the Sauce

In a medium-size bowl put the two Sun Bird General Tso chicken seasoning mix packets together with 1 and 1/2 cups of water, 6 tablespoons of soy sauce, and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Seasoning sauce.
General tso chicken seasoning sauce.

Add the seasoning sauce together with the chicken in the frying pan.

Add seasoning sauce to the chicken in the frying pan.
Add the seasoning sauce to the chicken.

Simmer the chicken and sauce mixture for about 10 minutes on medium heat until the seasoning sauce thickens.

Simmer chicken in the seasoning sauce for ten minutes.
Simmer the chicken mixture on medium heat for about 10 minutes.

When we have this meal for dinner, we serve the general tso chicken over a bed of white rice and topped with sweet peas. Also, side dishes can be mac and cheese, a lettuce salad, fresh vegetables, or steamed broccoli, squash, and zucchini. After that, it’s a definite treat for us to have some delicious and comforting peach cobbler with Bisquick® for our dessert.

General Tso's Chicken Final Dish on white rice with peas
General Tso Chicken over a bed of white rice topped with sweet peas.
General Tso's Chicken Recipe

General Tso Chicken Recipe

Flo
This General Tso's chicken recipe uses Sun Bird seasoning packets. It is delicious and easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $12
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings 6 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 packets of general tso chicken seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • cups water

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken breasts into chunks.
  • Put the cut chicken breasts in a large zip lock bag.
  • Add the flour to the bag with the chicken and shake the chicken around so the flour gets on all of the chicken pieces.
  • Add the cooking oil to the frying pan, then add the flour-coated chicken.
  • Fry the chicken breasts on medium-high heat for about 45 minutes until there is no pink showing.

Making The Sauce

  • In a bowl mix together the general tso chicken seasoning mix packets, water, soy sauce, and sugar.
  • Add the seasoning mix to the chicken.
  • Simmer the chicken and sauce mixture for about 10 minutes on medium heat until the seasoning sauce thickens.

Recipe Notes

  • You can eat general tso chicken all by itself, or serve it over white rice and top it with sweet peas.
  • Side dishes can be macaroni and cheese, a lettuce salad, fresh vegetables, and/or steamed assorted vegetables like broccoli, zucchini, and squash.
Keyword chicken, general tso chicken, soy sauce, spicy
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