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Vegan General Tso Chicken

General Tso chicken is such a popular dish in Canada. This authentic Taiwanese dish has become a staple in Western culture where you can find it at any local Chinese restaurant, mall, and even school cafeterias. To turn this vegan, all you need is an air-fryer, soy curls, veggies, and spices.

Alternative ways to make this recipe:

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can always use a deep fry instead. If you don’t have soy curds or have an intolerance to soy, you can use seitan instead.

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General Tso Chicken

General Tso Chicken is a classic Taiwanese dish that was named after Tso Tsung-T’ang, a general who really enjoyed eating fried chicken. It is often made with very sweet sauces and served in a hot bowl of rice. In the Chinese culture, this dish is often enjoyed as a cozy homemade dish to look forward to after a long hard day at work.

How many servings does this make?

This recipe makes about 2 servings.

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Chicken-style soy curls



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AirFryer General Tso Recipe
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This vegan soy curl General Tso recipe is super easy to make when you are craving something savory and sweet. With the combination of all the best spices, I guarantee you will be making this recipe frequently for lunch!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, stir together water and bouillon. Add soy curls and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until the soy curls are softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool to the touch.
  2. Drain the soy curls and squeeze out the excess liquid, but reserve the liquid, and toss the soy curls into a large bowl with 2 tbsp oil of your choosing.
  3. Place the soy curls into the air fryer and spread them out so they’re in a single layer.
  4. Cook them at 425F for 5 mins and then remove the basket, give it a shake cook for another 5-7 mins or until they are crispy.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. To a small pot or medium skillet add 1 tsp oil and heat over medium heat.
  6. Add onion whites, ginger and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 mins, or until translucent.
  7. Whisk in ¼ cup of the reserved broth, soy sauce, hoisin, agave or maple syrup, and vinegar.
  8. Create a corn starch slurry with cornstarch and 1 tbsp water, and then add to the skillet or pot with the sauce and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring as needed, for 3-5 mins, or until thickened and remove from heat.
  9. When the soy curls are cooked, transfer them from the air fryer basket to the skilletand mix until combined.
  10. Serve with rice and cooked broccoli.
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Serving size: 2



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  • Soooo good!

    Great flavour, and super easy to make. Thank you!

    • yumm! I am glad you liked them! Let me know what kind of recipes you would like to see more of 🙂

  • Theresa Steinbacher says:

    So, looks delicious. I do not have an air fryer. How do I make this recipe without one? Thank you.

    • EdgyVeg says:

      you can totally fry it or bake it instead. Make sure that when you are baking these, you coat it with a generous amount of oil and set it at 400 degrees at about 10-12mins. Let me know how it goes!


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