General Tso’s Chicken in Maple Chilli Sauce

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general tso's chicken in maple chilli sauce
2 portions


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 110g vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 spring onions, sliced diagonally (plus extra for garnish)
  • 120ml water
  • 60ml soy sauce
  • 120ml chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Coat the chicken cubes in 1 tbsp of cornflour.
  2. In a frying pan, heat oil over high heat and add chicken.
  3. Sauté the chicken, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes or until it is golden brown on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
  4. Remove the chicken from heat and prepare your sauce.
  5. Add sesame oil, ginger and spring onions to a saucepan, and cook for 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Mix in water and maple syrup and let simmer for 1 minute.
  6. While the sauce simmers, dissolve 2 tbsp cornflour in soy and chilli sauce in a small bowl. Then, pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook everything for 2 more minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  7. Add the chicken to the sauce to coat.
  8. Serve in a bowl and top with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Compete with your favourite Asian takeaway and make this fresh take on General Tso’s chicken in your own kitchen. It’s easier than you think!

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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