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General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's chicken is not a Japanese dish, but I was requested by so many viewers, so here is my version!!

This dish is usually made with chicken stock, but making fresh stock at home takes many hours and lot of effort.

However pre-made packet stock just doesn't taste good. But the power of kombu solve this problem!! So there's no hustle required, but it's still full of flavour!!

General Tso's Chicken

[Serving] 2-3 serves

[Prep time] 30-40 mins (Doesn't include the time for soaking chicken needs to in the brine)

[Cook time] 10-20 mins

[Storage] Best to eat on the day

[Difficulty] C *(A=Hard E=Easy)


[Ingredients] (GRAM)

-Chicken thigh 600g

-White sesame some

(Kombu salt)

-Salt 50g

-Kombu 4g


-Water 500ml

-Kombu salt 1tsp (5g)

-Sugar 1tsp (5g)


-Soy sauce 3tbsp (45ml)

-Oyster sauce 1.5tbsp (30g)

-Rice vinegar 2.5tbsp (32ml)

-Sesame oil 1.5tsp (7.5ml)


-Scallion 50g

-Garlic (As peeled) 15g

-Ginger (As peeled) 10g

-Red chilli 20g

-Water 300ml

-The marinade

-Brown sugar 3.5tbsp (45g)

-Corn flour 1.5tbsp (15g)

-Kombu salt 2/3tsp (4g)


-Rice flour 90g

-Corn flour 50g

-Kombu salt 1/4tsp (1.3g)

-Black pepper some


[Ingredients] (OUNCE)

-Chicken thigh 1.32lb

-White sesame some

(Kombu salt)

-Salt 1.7oz

-Kombu 0.15oz


-Water 17.64oz

-Kombu salt 1tsp (0.2oz)

-Sugar 1tsp (0.2oz)


-Soy sauce 3tbsp (1.6oz)

-Oyster sauce 1.5tbsp (1oz)

-Rice vinegar 2.5tbsp (1.1oz)

-Sesame oil 1.5tsp (0.25oz)


-Scallion 1.75oz

-Garlic (As peeled) 0.5oz

-Ginger (As peeled) 0.35oz

-Red chilli 0.7oz

-Water 10o.6z

-The marinade

-Brown sugar 3.5tbsp (1.6oz)

-Corn flour 1.5tbsp (0.5oz)

-Kombu salt 2/3tsp (0.15oz)


-Rice flour 3.2oz

-Corn flour 1.75oz

-Kombu salt 1/4tsp (0.05oz)

-Black pepper some

[Recipe video]


0:00 Prepare chicken

1:45 Prepare other ingredients

3:19 Marinade

4:04 Tso's chicken sauce

5:39 Coating

6:04 Fry chicken

8:29 General Tso's Chicken



[Chapter1: Prepare chicken]

  1. Cut them into bite size. Leave the skin on

  2. Mix the stuff for (Brine)

  3. Soak the chicken in the brine 1hr to 24hours

[Chapter2: Prepare veggies]

  1. Chop scallion. Keep the leaves separate

  2. Mince garlic, ginger, chilli. Separate the chilli

  3. Toast some sesame

[Chapter3: Marinade]

  1. Strain the chicken

  2. Mix the stuff for (Marinade)

  3. Use 2.5tbsp (37ml / 1.3oz) for the chicken

  4. Keep the remaining marinade for the sauce

  5. Massage and marinade the chicken for 30mins

[Chapter4: Sauce]

  1. Mix the stuff for (Sauce) except the veggies

  2. Cold pan. Vege oil. Garlic and ginger. Low to med heat

  3. Once it's fragrant, add chilli

  4. Once they look light brown, add scallion stem

  5. Cook 30-40sec, then add the sauce

  6. Medium heat. Boil 20-30 sec

  7. Remove from the heat. Set aside

[Chapter5: Coating]

Mix the stuff or (Coating)

[Chapter6: Fry chicken]

  1. Fill oil on the pan until half filled

  2. Heat oil to 220℃ (428F)

  3. Strain the chicken, Mix with the coating

  4. Fry in the oil until golden (2.5-3mins)

  5. Pour some oil onto the other side while cooking

  6. Try to keep the oil around 170℃ (338F)

  7. Flip. Cook the other side until golden (1.5-2mins)

  8. Remove from the oil, rest 3-4mins

[Chapter7: General Tso's Chicken]

  1. Reheat the sauce

  2. Add the chicken

  3. Sprinkle some sesame and scallion leaf

(BGM) Dance like Crazy by ikoliks


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