This gluten free recipe for General Tso’s Chicken is easy to make in only 15 minutes, and even better than Chinese takeout!
Yes, yes and more yes! This recipe has it all, sweet, spicy, crunchy & oh-so-flavorful!
Over the last couple of years, I’ve created several gluten free Chinese restaurant favorites for my brother, the gluten free guy who loves Chinese food!
My recipe for Gluten Free Orange Chicken is still his favorite, but I know that this General Tso’s Chicken is going to give the Orange Chicken a run for it’s money!
Typically General Tso’s Chicken is battered, deep fried and covered in hoisin sauce, which is not gluten free. For this recipe, I switched up the sauce to give it a similar taste to hoisin without the gluten, I then lightly battered the chicken in cornstarch and gave it a light pan fry, instead of deep-frying it.
All-in-all this recipe is healthier and gluten free, while still remaining just as delicious (I would even say more delicious!) than Chinese restaurant take out!
Get step by step directions & photos for how to make this recipe below, or watch how to make it on my web series “29 Minute Meals”!
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- 3 tbsp canola oil (divided)
- ¼ cup Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh garlic (crushed)
- 2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
- ½ tsp chinese five spice
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into large chunks)
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 8 small dried red chilies
- ¼ cup scallions (sliced)
In a medium bowl, whisk 1 tbsp canola oil with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, honey, garlic, ginger, chinese five spice and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Toss the chicken breasts in the cornstarch, salt and pepper.
Add the remaining 2 tbsp canola oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook 4-5 minutes.
Add the chilies, then pour the sauce over the chicken and cook 2-3 minutes.
Add the scallions, cook an additional minute, remove from the stove and serve over rice.
As I mentioned before, yes, yes and more yes!!!
The balance of sweet and spicy flavors in this dish are killer, and the fact that you can toss the entire thing together in less than 20 minutes, makes this dish even more awesome!
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.
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