Tom's General Tso's Chicken

Recipe by WI Tom
READY IN: 30mins




  • Save yourself a little time and chop the all the garlic and ginger when you make the marinade!
  • Mix together the chili peppers, 1 tbsp ginger, 1 clove garlic, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil in a wok until sugar is dissolved. Heat it up a little just to make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Let it cool for a couple minutes.
  • Put the chicken and broccoli into a large bowl and coat it with the flour.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and broccoli; mix to coat, and marinate for at least 15 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  • Heat wok over high heat until very hot and add the oil.
  • Working quickly add the ginger, garlic, chili (optional), sugar, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken and broccoli in the wok along with the marinade and continue to cook until the chicken is brown (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Once the chicken is brown, add the tomato paste and water (or broth) and stir it until the tomato paste is incorporated.
  • Continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, until chicken is done and sauce has thickened.
  • Taste the sauce and season to taste with more soy, vinegar, sugar, chiles, etc --
  • Serve with rice.