General Tso Chicken Wings

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These delicious General Tso Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and savory General Tso sauce that will have you licking your fingers.

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If you’re a fan of American Chinese food, there’s no doubt you love General Tso’s chicken, even if it has no actual similarity to real Chinese food. It’s a deep fried chicken dish in a delectable sweet sticky sauce.

I’m a serious chicken wing fan, so I’m always creating new flavors and trying new ways to dress up chicken wings. Everyone loves the original buffalo wing flavor but chicken wings are a blank canvas waiting for flavor.

We ordered in the other night and as I was eating my General Tso’s chicken, I had an epiphany. What if I used this sauce on chicken wings!

Brilliant.

It actually is pretty brilliant, because the outcome is amazing. You’re going to love these wings.

For a party, we like to serve these along with Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings to give two different flavors for guests to enjoy.

There are a lot of ways you can cook chicken wings, but baking leads to a tender and crispy wing, with a lot less fat, and it’s an easy way to make them.

General tso's chicken wings

Ingredients You’ll Need

This recipe is really pretty easy. The sauce does require quite a few ingredients, but it is so worth the effort. The sauce comes together in less than 5 minutes and can be made ahead of time.

  • Chicken wings – 1 pound of chicken wings
  • Salt and ground black pepper – to taste
  • Sauce ingredients – Soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, rice wine, brown sugar, chili paste, chicken broth, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch.

How to Make General Tso Chicken Wings

The first step to making these General Tso chicken wings is to preheat the oven to 375° F. Spread the wings out on a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.

Bake the wings for 15 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes on the other side.

While the wings are cooking, you can put together the General Tso sauce. This requires nine ingredients that you might already have on hand, and it comes together in under 5 minutes. You can mix up the sauce and set it aside until the wings are ready.

After the 30 minute bake time, remove the wings and baste them with the sauce. Be generous and coat the top side of the chicken wings.

General Tso Chicken Wings

Switch the oven to broil, with the top rack lowered to the 2nd row. This will help keep the splatter and flare ups to a minimum. You’ll want to keep a close eye on the wings as they broil. They only need about 3 minutes per side.

Once one side begins to crackle and pop, remove the tray and slather the sauce on the other side of the wings. Broil for 3 minutes.

If you want to add more sauce to the wings, you can toss them in a bowl with any remaining sauce.

General Tso Chicken Wings sauce

How to Serve Chicken Wings

These baked wings are great for parties, picnics, or even backyard barbecues. They turn out perfect every time, and the sauce makes them irresistible finger food!

If you like these, you might want to try our Sweet & Spicy Korean Chicken Wings or go a step further and brine the chicken wings for more tenderness. We also really like these Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings.

For sides, serve these wings with a Bacon & Jalapeno Corn Salad, or our favorite Classic Wedge Salad.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings

There are quite a few ways to go about reheating chicken wings if you happen to find yourself with some leftovers, but one method really stands out from the rest. We really believe that the best way to reheat chicken wings is with the air fryer.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 365°F (185°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Brush or spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  • Place the chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through.

Overall, reheating chicken wings in an air fryer is a great option for those who want to enjoy hot and crispy wings fast. It provides consistent results, ensuring that the wings are heated evenly and thoroughly.

That said, it won’t matter if you use an air fryer, a toaster oven, a full oven, or a convection oven to reheat your wings. They will turn out the best when done this way because it allows for even and thorough heating, which helps retain the juicy and tender texture while ensuring they are fully heated. To read through the rest of the reheating options check out the best ways to reheat chicken wings.

Tips and Notes

  • Chicken is considered fully cooked and safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 165° F (73.8° C).
  • Lay the chicken wings on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, silicon mat or tin foil for easy clean-up.
  • Baste the wings with the sauce and/or toss them with sauce to coat. Both ways are easy and delicious.

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general tso chicken wings

General Tso Chicken Wings

These delicious General Tso Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and savory General Tso sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
4.56 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili paste/oil optional
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400° F (205C).
  • Season the wings with salt and pepper and place them on a baking tray lined with foil or a baking mat. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and flip over the wings. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients, except for the cornstarch, in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Once boiling, add the cornstarch and cool on a low boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Remove the wings from the oven and baste them liberally with the General Tso sauce.
  • Turn your oven to broil, with the top rack lowered to the 2nd row. Broil the wings for 3 minutes. Remove the tray and slather the sauce on the other side of the wings. Broil again.
  • Once the wings have gotten a light char on each side, remove them from the oven. If you like more sauce, put the wings in a bowl, add the remaining sauce, and toss to coat.

Notes

  • Baste the wings with the sauce and/or toss them with sauce to coat. Both ways are easy and delicious.
  • Baking the chicken on a silicon baking mat or parchment paper keeps them from sticking to the baking sheet and makes clean up easy.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1798mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 thoughts on “General Tso Chicken Wings

  1. Cathleen says:

    5 stars
    I’m not a huge fan of chicken wings, but this looks so good, I will have to try it!! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

  2. Gina says:

    Love General Tso’s! Such a great way to carry over all that delicious flavor in the sauce to chicken wings! It’s like takeout meets game day food 🙂

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