Tangy Low-FODMAP General Tso’s Chicken; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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This is an amazing low-FODMAP Asian-inspired General Tso’s chicken dinner.  It is a crispy, tangy, spicy low-FODMAP chicken meal that is great for the whole family!  Also super for a low-FODMAP pot-luck, grab a couple of take-out boxes and have a ‘faux-to-go’ low-FODMAP Chinese feast.

You may also love my low-FODMAP Chinese Vegetable Stir Fry, low-FODMAP Sweet and Sour Chicken or low-FODMAP Beef Lo Mein recipes.  Or check out over 300 more low-FODMAP recipes on my blog!

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP General Tso’s Chicken; Gluten-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves 4

Prep time: 30 min


For low-FODMAP breaded chicken pieces:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cornstarch or potato starch
  • oil for frying

For low-FODMAP General Tso’s sauce:

  • ½ cup tomato paste, no onion or garlic added
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 TB soy sauce (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 2 TB white vinegar
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder or 6-8 drops Original Tabasco hot sauce (contains distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt)


  • Green portion of scallion or chives, if desired (this part of chives and scallions is low-FODMAP)


  • Cut raw chicken into 1 inch pieces
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper

  • Beat eggs in a small bowl
  • In another bowl, place starch
  • Dip chicken in eggs, then corn or potato starch, coating well
  • Heat oil in skillet
  • Fry chicken on all sides until browned, crispy and fully cooked, about 3-4 minutes per side

  • Drain chicken and blot with paper towels

  • To prepare sauce:
    • Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan
    • Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
    • Sauce tastes even better prepared a day ahead (can store in fridge for 2 weeks)
  • Place chicken in serving dish and pour sauce over chicken
  • Garnish with chives or scallions if desired

  • Serve with low-FODMAP rice or low-FODMAP rice noodles

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