General Tso's Chicken – Air Fryer


  1. 1 large egg
  2. 1 pound boneless chicken tenderloins, cut into 1 inch pieces
  3. 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  6. 7 tablespoons chicken broth
  7. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  8. 2 tablespoons ketchup
  9. 2 teaspoons sugar
  10. 2 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  11. 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  12. 3-4 chiles, chopped and seeds discarded
  13. 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  14. 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  15. 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions, divided
  16. 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  17. 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Beat egg in large bowl. Add chicken and coat well.

  2. In another bowl combine 1/3 cup cornstarch with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken wirh a fork to cornstarch mixture and stir with a spatula to coat every piece.

  3. Transfer chicken to air fryer basket leaving a little space between pieces. Preheat air-fryer at 400 degrees for 3 minutes. Add chicken, cook approximately 15 minutes.

  4. Whisk together remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with broth, soy sauce, ketchup, sugar, and rice vinegar.

  5. Heat oil and chiles in large skillet over medium heat. When gently sizzling, add ginger and garlic. Cook about 30 seconds.

  6. Re-whisk cornstarch mixture and stir mixture in skillet. Increase heat. When sauce begins to bubble, add chicken. Stir to coat. Cook until sauce thickens.

  7. Turn off heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon green onion and sesame oil.

  8. Serve and top with sesame seeds and remaining 1 tablespoon green onions.

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