General Tso's Chicken Turkish Style


General Tso's Chicken Turkish Style

Istanbul's Spicy Chicken Delight

General Tso's Chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish that has become a staple in many Western countries. In Turkey, we love to add a spicy twist to our dishes, and this adaptation of General Tso's Chicken is no exception. The combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors makes this dish a perfect addition to any Turkish meal.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

15 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


High protein, Low carb, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Halal


In this Turkish adaptation of General Tso's Chicken, we use Turkish spices and ingredients to give the dish a unique flavor. We also add a touch of pomegranate molasses to give the sauce a tangy flavor that complements the spiciness of the dish. We alse have the original recipe for General Tso's Chicken, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (2g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (25g sugars)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, mix together the cornstarch, flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.
  3. 3.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. 5.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, pomegranate molasses, honey, rice vinegar, water, and cornstarch.
  6. 6.
    Pour the sauce over the chicken in the skillet and stir to coat evenly.
  7. 7.
    Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is fully cooked.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pomegranate molasses — If you can't find pomegranate molasses, you can substitute it with equal parts of honey and lemon juice.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the chicken extra crispy, you can double-coat it by dipping it in egg before coating it in the cornstarch mixture.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe.
  • Serve the chicken with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the General Tso's Chicken hot, garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Presentation advice

Arrange the chicken on a platter and sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top for a beautiful presentation.