General Tao’s Chicken

General Tao’s Chicken
  • Servings: 4

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1 Package (8 pieces) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Raised Without Antibiotics Boneless, Skinless Chicken
2 tbsp (30 mL) Soy sauce
1 tsp 5 mL) Chinese five spice powder
2 tbsp (30 mL) Cornstarch
2 tbsp (30 mL) Vegetable oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) Sriracha hot sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) Hoisin sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) Sesame oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) Sweet Thai chili sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) Ketchup
1 Clove garlic, minced
Toasted sesame seeds, optional
Green onions, finely chopped, optional
Fresh red chilies, finely chopped, optional


PLACE chicken pieces in a large bowl. Add soy sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Chinese five spice powder and cornstarch and toss again.

HEAT oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. When oil is hot, add chicken and cook, stirring for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, very crisp on the outside and internal temperature of chicken has reached 165°F (74°C). Remove pan from the heat.

WHISK together sriracha, hoisin, sesame oil, Thai chili sauce, ketchup and garlic in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Serve immediately sprinkled with sesame seeds, green onions and chopped chilies, if using.


Serve with stir fried vegetables and steamed rice.

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