Simple & Tasty General Tsos Chicken

Growing up my mom would make stir fry meals and I wasn’t excited because I didn’t care for the taste, along with the vegetables generally included. After a year or so in college I was more open to trying to foods and giving everything a chance. Once I started cooking more on my own I really enjoyed teaching myself how to make a variety of dishes, experimenting with foods I might not have enjoyed growing up. So, the ironic thing about most of the recipes I now place on my blog include foods I never dreamed I would eat 7 years ago! Crazy how life works sometimes. I love onions, green peppers & rice and I absolutely crave spicy food at least once every 2 weeks.

Most of these ingredients I mentioned above are found in stir frys so we find those types of meals being made at least once a week. I never really knew how you’d make a stir fry dish either until my grandma took me to the store and we picked out seasoning packets. It was amazing and I haven’t stopped buying them since! One of the best things about stir fry mixes is the option to buy a seasoning packet and add your choice of meat. If you enjoy stir fry meals and are looking for a simple, yet delicious, choice I suggest you try making General Tsos Chicken at some point. The packet itself ranges from $.85 to $1.19 and can be found at your local grocery store or Walmart Super Centers. So enough of memory lane – enjoy the pictures & step by step directions to a tasty, with a little kick, stir fry mix!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 lb chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 packet General Tsos Chicken Seasoning Mix

Alright, let’s get started!

First things first, pour rice into rice maker (if you have one) and get that cooking.

1. Cut chicken into chunks. If using a chicken breast I generally cut into 1 inch chunks. This time around I had chicken strip breasts so I thawed them and then cut into chunks.

Add chicken to bag or shallow dish and coat with flour.

2. Combine seasoning packet, sugar, soy sauce, and water in a bowl; blend and set aside.

3. In a large skillet heat 2 tbsp of oil until hot.

Add flour coated chicken and cook until evenly browned.

Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet with chicken.

Gently stir mixture to coat chicken in sauce.

Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer.Sauce thickens after just a few minutes.

Serve over rice & enjoy!

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