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PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Sun-Bird General Tso’s Chicken

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This is something that I normally eat when we go to our local Chinese buffet. Of course, it didn’t taste like it did at the restaurant… It was better! Please keep in mind when making this that it is a little spicy. I don’t like my food very spicy and this was just about my limit. Royal (9) was his usualy dramatic self stating that his mouth was on fire with each bite lol but Spencer (4) ate it right on down without one complaint. One drank milk and the other had water and there was no gulping it down because the chicken was to spicy.

For this recipe I actually used 2 packets of the Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Spice mix and doubled everything. One pound of chicken wouldn’t have been enough for us. The package I has was 2.7 pounds and this was still plenty of sauce for that! I also added a bit more water. Below are the package instructions and then how I made it.

You can buy this at just about any major food retailer in the Asian food section. All of my local stores carry it.

Ingredients (Package Directions))

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 packet Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mic

(This was how I made it)

  • 1/2 cup and 1/8 cup flour
  • 2.5 – 3lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 packets Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mix

It’s easy to prepare General Tso’s Chicken with Sun-Bird seasonings. The spice and seasonings in the sauce will turn out perfectly every time. (Official Instructions are below the pictures) You can serve this with white rice. Since the boys aren’t big fans (and honestly I was out and didn’t realize it!) I made Chicken Rice-A-Roni with it and it went well together.

Directions:

  • Add flour to resealable plastic food bag.
  • Add chicken chunks and seal.
  • Shake bag to coat chicken evenly.
  • Combine seasoning, sugar, soy sauce and water; blend and set aside.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  • Add flour-coated chicken and cook until evenly browned. (Do not dump the bag in, you will end up with clumps of flour. Use a slotted spoon or tongs.)
  • Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet with chicken.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency.

3 Responses to “Recipe: Sun-Bird General Tso’s Chicken”

  • Ed says:

    Thanks for this. The directions on the package confused me!

  • Toni-Lynn says:

    You’re welcome! :)

  • David says:

    Just tried it, pretty good! Added green onions, used the directions posted (originals) I just used one chicken breast, probably not even a pound. It was just as you say! It is comparable to Restaurant. I didnt have broccoli, crab rangoon, the extra perks. I just used instant rice. Lo and behold! The chicken pieces nice and crispy, the General Tso sauce hot/tart/sweet, just like the restaurant’s. You could always add stuff to the sauce to suit yourself, too. Put whatever in it you like.. water chestnut, etc. Victory!

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