General Tso's Baked Chicken

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Recipe: #38878

June 05, 2022

"This is out of the Jan/Feb 2020 Food Network magazine..."

Original is 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (405.9 g)
  • Calories 911.5
  • Total Fat - 53.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 296.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1314.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 14.6 g
  • Protein - 57.2 g
  • Calcium - 107.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°F.

Step 2

Toss chicken thigh cubes with salt and pepper in large bowl (clean the bowl for tossing with sauce). Put thighs on oiled rimmed baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Roast in oven at 475°F turning once during cooking until crisp and golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile whisk rice vinegar, water, soy sauce, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, ketchup, and sesame oil, set aside.

Step 4

Saute' dried arbol chiles, chopped ginger, and chopped garlic in vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the vinegar mixture and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch with water, add to saucepan and simmer until thickened. 20 to 30 seconds. Toss with the chicken thigh cubes in the cleaned large bowl. Top with sliced green onion. Serve with a side of rice.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I was curious to see how this would turn out as the chicken is not coated or deep fried. I am used to general Tso's chicken having a crispy outside but this did not disappoint. The flavors are awesome, and the method makes for a quick and easy meal. I will be making this again for sure.


review by:
(15 May 2024)

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