If you’re a Chinese takeout fan, you’ve surely come across General Tso. This easy homemade General Tso Sauce recipe is just what you need to recreate those flavors.
With just 7 simple ingredients, you’ll have your own restaurant quality sauce in no time.
It’s sweet, umami, sticky, and just a bit spicy. Perfect for making General Tso Chicken, it’s also great with any stir fry!
This time, our cravings were leaning the General Tso way. But first of all, we needed to make that delicious sauce…
General Tso Sauce Ingredients
- Chicken stock
- Soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Brown Sugar
- Red chili flakes
General Tso Sauce Recipe
This is about as simple as you can get!
Simply whisk together all of the ingredients in a small pan. Place over medium heat and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5-6 minutes.
How to Use General Tso Sauce
- The most common use, popular in American Chinese restaurants is General Tso chicken. We’ll have that recipe for you next!
- It goes very well as a sauce for shrimp stir fry dishes.
- Want to keep it vegetarian? Try General Tso tofu or cauliflower.
- Use it as a glaze for baked salmon.
- Dip your favorite egg rolls or spring rolls in it.
If you want to make the sauce ahead of time, or multiply the recipe for several stir fry meals, you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
General Tso Pronunciation
And, since you were probably wondering, the correct pronunciation is tsah-oo!
The next time you crave Chinese, skip the takeout and make your own right in your kitchen. This General Tso sauce is going to be the perfect start to that stir fry night!
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General Tso Sauce, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small pan.
- Place over medium heat and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5-6 minutes.
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