General Tso Tofu Recipe
Better than takeout General Tso tofu with a sweet, savory and slightly spicy glaze. Ready in 20 minutes from start to finish. Impossible to resist!
  • CourseMain, Tofu, Healthy, Easy
  • CuisineChinese, Japanese
Servings Prep Time
2people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 10minutes
Cook Time
For the tofu
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14ounces House Foods medium firm tofu
  • 4stalks scallionssliced on the bias
  • cornstarch for dusting
For the sauce
  • 3/4cup chicken brothor vegetable broth for vegans
  • 1/2tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 3tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2tablespoons corn starch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1teaspoon sesame seeds
  1. Drain tofu and wrap in paper towel or tea towel to remove excess water. Repeat 3 to 4 times until the tofu is drier. Slice tofu into 1 inch cubes and transfer to a plate.
  2. Dust each tofu cube with potato starch until all sides are coated.
  3. In a large pan over high heat, add oil and swirl to coat all sides. When the oil is hot, add tofu and fry all four sides until golden (5-7 minutes).
  4. Transfer to a paper towel and drain.
  5. Put all the ingredients – except for cornstarch – for the sauce in a pan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and slowly whisk in the cornstarch and water mix. Keep on whisking until the sauce thickens.
  6. Turn the heat off and stir in sesame oil, dried chiles and half of the scallions into the sauce.
  7. Sprinkle leftover scallions on top of the fried tofu cubes and pour half of the sauce over.
  8. Pour what’s left of the sauce into a bowl and serve it next to the general tso tofu. Add more sauce if needed.
Recipe Notes

This General Tso Tofu Recipe Is:
High in calcium
Very low in cholesterol
High in iron