General Tso’s Chicken in Maple Chilli Sauce

Chicken / Mains

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2 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp cornflour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 spring onions, sliced diagonally (plus extra for garnish)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup 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.

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