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Big Batch General Tso Chicken

Big Batch General Tso Chicken

Half if you don’t want to feed the whole world or double if you know the secret of cold Chinese food.


For the chicken:

  • 2.3 kilo (5lb) chicken cutlets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • 1 cup Corn starch
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup Seltzer
  • Oil for frying (peanut, grapeseed, canola, avocado…)

In a large bowl everything beside eggs, soy sauce and seltzer. Beat egg and soy together, add to bowl. Add seltzer. Mix. Set aside 20 min. Meanwhile fill a large pot 1/2 way with oil and heat over medium high heat. Now make sauce.


For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp corna starch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Scallions for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

In a medium pot add oils, garlic and ginger. Once fragrant add in soy, honey, rice vinegar hoisin, chili. Bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture. Stir. Once thicken shut off heat.


To assemble:

When the oil is hot fry chicken in small batches for 2-3 min then remove and drain. Chicken will be light in color and not crunchy. Once the all the chicken is cooked fry again on small batches for 2-3 min until golden and crispy. Heat sauce back up, add chicken. Toss. Add in as much scallion, sesame and chili as you like. Serve and enjoy!


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