Popeye Tso’s Chicken (General Tso’s Chicken Made with Popeye’s Chicken Nuggets) Recipe

Note: For best results, use Popeye’s chicken nuggets or popcorn shrimp. Other brands will work if necessary.

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese chili paste

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves minced garlic (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • A half dozen dried red whole chiles

  • 18 to 24 pieces Popeye’s Chicken Nuggets, or 3 order Popeye’s Popcorn Shrimp

  • 3 scallion greens, sliced

  1. Combine stock, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin, chili paste, sesame oil, sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl and mix with a fork until blended and smooth.

  2. Heat oil in a large wok over high heat until smoking. Add garlic and ginger and stir fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Immediately add whole chilies and chicken nuggets and toss to combine. Add sauce and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened into a thick glossy glaze. Transfer contents immediately to a hot plate and serve with steamed rice.

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g38%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Total Sugars 13g
Vitamin C 4mg21%
Calcium 53mg4%
Iron 2mg13%
Potassium 608mg13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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