Wednesday, March 23, 2011

General Tso's Chicken Mix

Lately when I look at cookbooks and recipes my first thought is 'can this be changed into a mix?' Usually it can, so I saw a recipe for General Tso's Chicken I knew I had to try to mix it up!

General Tso’s Chicken Mix

1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons garlic flakes
2 tablespoons ginger powder
3 teaspoons red pepper flakes

What else you’ll need

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken cut in cubes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Oil for frying

Combine ¼ cup of mix with soy sauce in a bowl and add chicken. Let it marinade for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Stir fry it in the oil on medium high.

I served it with rice and broccoli. My daughter loves broccoli and screams 'Ock-lee! Ock-lee!' when she sees me take it out of the fridge to cook for dinner. We gobbled the whole meal up in seconds, it was that good.



  1. Hey Lisa, can you substitute garlic flakes for garlic powder?

  2. Yes, but when substituting garlic powder only use 1/2- 1/3 as much. It's much stronger. Same for onion flakes.

  3. Awesome... gonna make it for dinner tonight, yay!

  4. How did you like it? It's a bit spicy so I use less red pepper flakes so I can feed it to the baby, but the dish it meant to be a bit spicy.

  5. Hey Lisa, tried the recipe and the kids and hubby loved it!