General Tso's Chicken Italian Style


General Tso's Chicken Italian Style

Pollo alla General Tso

Pollo alla General Tso is a delicious Italian twist on the classic Chinese-American dish. This recipe combines the bold flavors of General Tso's Chicken with traditional Italian ingredients and cooking techniques. The result is a mouthwatering fusion dish that is sure to impress.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

20 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


High protein, Low carb, Sugar-free, Nut-free, Soy-free

Wheat (breadcrumbs), Dairy (Parmesan cheese)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo


This Italian version of General Tso's Chicken uses Italian ingredients such as olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. The chicken is also coated in a mixture of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese before being fried, giving it a crispy texture. Additionally, the sauce is made with tomato paste and balsamic vinegar, which adds a tangy sweetness to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for General Tso's Chicken, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 22g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 32g (14g sugars)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 200C (400F).
  2. 2.
    In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.
  3. 3.
    Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs, then coat in the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. 4.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. 6.
    In the same skillet, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  7. 7.
    Add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  8. 8.
    Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  9. 9.
    Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and garnish with chopped parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Make sure to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces so that it cooks evenly. Also, be careful not to overcook the chicken, as it can become dry.
  • Breadcrumbs — Use fresh breadcrumbs if possible, as they will give the chicken a better texture.
  • Parmesan cheese — Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the chicken extra crispy, you can double-coat it in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • If you don't have balsamic vinegar, you can use red wine vinegar instead.
  • For a spicier dish, increase the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • Serve the chicken with a side of steamed vegetables or a salad to make it a complete meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Pollo alla General Tso hot, garnished with chopped parsley.

Presentation advice

Arrange the chicken on a platter and drizzle the sauce over the top. Garnish with additional chopped parsley, if desired.