Fryer-Less General Tao Chicken
Fryer-Less General Tao Chicken
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Fryer-Less General Tao Chicken

25 MIN
25 MIN
4 to 6 servings
Ricardo's recipes : Fryer-Less General Tao Chicken



  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, broth, vinegar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, paprika, sambal oelek and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer until mixture is slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add soy mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Keep sauce aside, off the heat.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, soften peppers for about 3 minutes in 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of oil. Set aside on a plate.
  4. In a bowl, season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add flour and toss until well coated. Remove any excess flour. In the same skillet, brown half of the chicken at a time in remaining oil (150 ml/2/3 cup), making sure to always have about 1-cm (3/4-inch) of oil to fry chicken. Add oil, if needed. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken. Discard oil.
  5. In the same skillet, heat sauce. Add chicken and toss to coat well. Sprinkle with green onions.
  6. Serve with rice and stir-fried vegetables such as bok choy or Chinese cabbage.


  1. Excellent!

  2. Quelle belle rescette! Je n irai plus jamais chez le Bol d ‘Or en chercher, le mien etait sublime!!!! Je veux en manger encore et vais cachaer le restant!! No way que mon mari en prenne pour son lunch!! lollll vraiment, une plus que bonne recette!! Merci!!! On a adorer!!!

  3. Simple and delicious!

  4. Extraordinary. Wow. Thank you Ricardo.

  5. Made this last night- it was amazing! Thanks for the recipe we will certainly be making this again

  6. This is a fantastic recipe! Our entire family is in love... : )

  7. This was the second time I've attempted General Tao Chicken and it was definitely the winning recipe. Perfect accompaniment to homemade garlic spareribs and fried rice. We will add it to our repertoire.

  8. Better than takeout. Absolutely delicious!

  9. Excellent! Si vous enlevez le sambal et utiliser des côtes de porc, c'est aussi une super recette de spare ribs!

  10. awesome recipe! family fav in our house :)

  11. Really yummy! Very flavourful!!

  12. It is so rare that I continue to make a recipe, but this one has turned into one of our most favourites. My hubby recently told me that he could eat this chicken once a month for the rest of his life! This is high praise coming from a rare beef lover. Thanks for the share!!!

  13. Super favorite! I do my chicken in an Actifryer, the keep it a bit healthier. And also add a bit more cornstarch to the sauce as we like it a bit thicker. So, so good.

  14. Made this dish twice already:) My family love it.

  15. DELICIOUS! And fun to make

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