Evergreen's General Tso's Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I know there are a ton of Tso's Chicken (pronounced by the cook as "sho"). This one is exactly like the Tso's at Evergreen, the restaurant I frequent. This makes lots of sticky sauce, just great for going over rice. They are closed on Mondays, so if I'm craving Chinese, I have to make it at home, which is always better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a zip-top bag, combine marinade and chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. While marinating, assemble rest of ingredients (except chilies) and combine in a bowl. This step is very important because after you fry the chicken, this recipe moves VERY fast!
  2. After marinating, fry chicken and drain. Keep warm.
  3. Drain the oil if any is left. Toast the chilies in a drop of oil, being careful not to burn them.
  4. Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until the cornstarch is combined; add to the skillet and bring to a boil and reduce heat. Mixture should thicken up a bit.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and heat through.


Most Helpful

These directions are confusing. What is the marinade? Please be more specific in telling the marinade ingredients.

teachu28 December 27, 2008

To help those who had questions about the recipe, the marinade is the soy sauce, pepper, egg and cornstarch.... This recipe is delicious....

KngsGrl June 21, 2013

THIS IS THE BEST General Tso's Chicken I have ever made!!!! LOOK NO FURTHER THIS IS THE ONLY RECIPE YOU NEED!! Iv'e tried so many others but was always disapointed so I was very skeptical about trying another, But we love Tso's chicken and This recipe didn't have alot of reviews but the ones it did have were so good so I gave it a try. So glad I did. Tried another recipe that had alot more reviews that sounded great but it wasn't nearly as good as this one. this was Perfect, thanks so much for sharing.

villid September 10, 2008

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