General Tso’s Cauliflower or Chicken




general-tsos-chickenDoes anyone miss the Chinese buffet as much as I do? All the sauces, meat covered in wheat flour and then fried in awesomely unhealthy oils. My mouth is watering. General Tso’s is probably one of the most recognized Chinese dishes, and for good reason. You can do the traditional chicken with this recipe, and we have, add some broccoli and you’ll never miss your old haunts.

This recipe is a bit time consuming, but not too bad, and I’m not sure how well it lasts in the fridge because we’ve never had any leftovers, which is the sign of an awesome meal!

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General Tso’s Cauliflower

  • Author: Misty
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Cauliflower (or chicken) in bite size pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon favorite oil
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour (or non-GMO corn starch)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce – optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine ingredients for coating and mix your cauliflower or chicken in the bowl until completely covered. If the coating is too thick to stir, add a teaspoon of water.
  3. In a large skillet add oil, on medium-high heat, fry the cauliflower or chicken until browned and crispy on the outside
  4. Place cauliflower or chicken on cookie sheet and place in oven while you make the sauce
  5. In a small sauce pan add all ingredients for the sauce and stir
  6. Heat over medium until slightly boiling, then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently until thickened, 10-15 minutes
  7. Place cauliflower or chicken in a large bowl and pour sauce over it, mix until covered and serve (you can add any steamed veggies at this point)
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Chinese