Popeye Tso's Chicken (General Tso's Chicken Made with Popeye's Chicken Nuggets) Recipe


Note: For best results, use Popeye's chicken nuggets or popcorn shrimp. Other brands will work if necessary.

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Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese chili paste

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves minced garlic (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • A half dozen dried red whole chiles

  • 18 to 24 pieces Popeye's Chicken Nuggets, or 3 order Popeye's Popcorn Shrimp

  • 3 scallion greens, sliced


  1. Combine stock, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin, chili paste, sesame oil, sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl and mix with a fork until blended and smooth.

  2. Heat oil in a large wok over high heat until smoking. Add garlic and ginger and stir fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Immediately add whole chilies and chicken nuggets and toss to combine. Add sauce and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened into a thick glossy glaze. Transfer contents immediately to a hot plate and serve with steamed rice.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
676 Calories
34g Fat
56g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 676
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 2203mg 96%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 642mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)