General tao’s chicken with maple syrup


General Tao’s Chicken with Maple Syrup

INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

For the chicken

  • 2 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 60 ml white vinegar
  • 125 ml sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 15 ml oyster sauce
  • 60 ml water
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

For the stir-fry

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 zucchini
  • 3 green onions, sliced on the diagonal
  • Sesame seeds


  • Coat the chicken cubes with cornstarch.
  • In a skillet, heat the oil over high heat and add the chicken.
  • Fry for about 10 minutes, stirring often, or until the chicken is golden on the outside and no longer pink in the middle. Remove the chicken from the heat.
  • In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup and water. Bring to a boil and reduce for one minute.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water and stir into the saucepan.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Cut the peppers and onions into large cubes and slice the zucchini. Stir-fry in a skillet.
  • Add the chicken and the sauce. Serve with rice and garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds.


Enjoy !

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