General Tso's Shrimp and General Tso's Chicken is perhaps my favourite "no take out take out" dishes. Until we received our air fryer the one time I may have General Tso's Shrimp or Chicken was once we went out. We did not need to make it at residence, principally as a result of I wasn't about to grease fry the rooster or shrimp (I hate the clear up and the odor of oil. . .principally the clear up!!)

Why Air Fry?

Air frying the shrimp (and/or rooster) modified every part! For one, it eliminates the surplus work of pan frying or deep frying. Plus, it cuts energy and the flavour is similar. Still the identical juicy plump shrimp. Besides, the nice taste comes from the sauce. The different half in regards to the recipe that I like; it actually solely takes a couple of minutes to make.

For us the closest restaurant with actually nice General Tso's is about half-hour away. I do not find out about you however throughout the winter I actually like to remain snuggle in, particularly throughout these chilly snowy N.E. Ohio nights. Plus, on snow days we often have an Irish Coffee so we have now keep residence. Haha

How to make Air Fryer General Tso's Shrimp

This goes to blow your thoughts how simple it's to make this recipe. First make certain to start out the rice. Once this dish begins it cooks actually quick.

Marinate the shrimp

If you are like us, you are going to have frozen shrimp readily available. We often pull the shrimp out of the freezer and need to use them instantly. To rapidly defrost the shrimp put the bag of shrimp in a big bowl. Fill the bowl with sizzling water from the side. The shrimp will defrost in about quarter-hour. Once the shrimp are defrosted take away the shells. I wish to dry the shrimp with paper towels. By drying the shrimp it helps the marinade soak in higher.

After the shrimp are prepared, combine collectively the marinade and pour over the shrimp. Set apart for not less than 10 minutes now not than 20 minutes.

Mix collectively the Air Fryer General Tso's Shrimp Coating

Mix collectively the coating - Cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir into the shrimp combination and place within the air fryer basket. Make positive to spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Then spray the highest of the shrimp with the cooking spray and place the basket within the air fryer. Fry at 375 levels for 8 minutes. Flip the shrimp and spray with cooking spray, then prepare dinner for a further 5 minutes.

The Sauce

Now it is time to combine the sauce! While the shrimp are within the air fryer combine collectively the sauce - Chicken Broth, Chili Garlic Sauce, Dry Sherry, Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Sesame Oil, Sugar, Cornstarch. It's crucial to combine the sauce earlier than beginning to prepare dinner as a result of as soon as this begins cooking it is going to be performed in a short time.

Prepare the Veggies. We used Broccoli and Cauliflower. Cut them into chew measurement items.

The subsequent step is to saute, so, in a big saute pan or wok add the oil, pink chili peppers, garlic and ginger. Cook about one to 2 minutes, and as soon as the garlic and ginger begins to prepare dinner add the sauce. NOTE: Make positive to stir the sauce proper earlier than pouring it into the pan. The sauce separates so a fast stir is required. Pour the sauce into the wok and convey to a boil.

When the sauce has began to prepare dinner down by about half (this takes about 5 minutes). Add extra cornstarch if the sauce will not be thick. Add the broccoli and cauliflower. Cook for two or 3 minutes to melt the broccoli and cauliflower. Turn off the warmth and Gently toss within the Shrimp.

Serve with rice or cauliflower rice. We sprinkle some sesame seeds on high.

Make positive to ENJOY!!!!

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Air Fryer General Tso's Shrimp

Air Fryer General Tso's Shrimp - a candy & spicy sauce coating the broccoli & shrimp to perfection. Any spicy meals lover will crave this dish.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Air Fryer, Shrimp, Spicy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Belly Laugh Living

A Few Things We Use

  • Air Fryer
  • Saute Pan
  • Spoon


  • 2 Pounds Shrimp


  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sesame Oil


  • 3/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon White pepper can use black pepper
  • Olive Oil Spray


  • 2 Cups Broccoli and or Cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons Salt


  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Dry Sherry (or Chinese Rice Wine, or Sake)
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce (Lite Soy Sauce works additionally)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch


  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil or Peanut Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger
  • 6 Dried pink chilies Optional


  • Clean Shrimp
    2 Pounds Shrimp
  • Mix collectively Marinade - Egg Whites, Soy Sauce, Sherry, Sesame Oil
  • Pour Marinade over Shrimp. Stir to coat the Shrimp
    Set Shrimp combination apart for not less than 10 minutes
    2 Egg Whites, 1 1/2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, 1/2 Tablespoon Sherry, 1 1/2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • Mix collectively the coating - Cornstarch, Salt, Pepper and Baking Powder
    3/4 Cup Cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 1/2 teaspoon White pepper
  • Add cornstarch coating combination to the Shrimp. Stir to mix
    2 Pounds Shrimp

Air Fry Shrimp

  • Spray air fryer with cooking spray (We used Olive Oil spray)
    Olive Oil Spray
  • Place a layer of the marinated shrimp in air fryer basket
  • Spray shrimp with cooking spray.
    Air Fry Shrimp at 375° for 8 minutes
  • Toss and spray shrimp frivolously with cooking spray. Cook for a further 5 minutes at 375°


  • While air frying shrimp put together the broccoli and/or cauliflower.
    Cut 2 cups of broccoli and/or cauliflower into chew measurement items
    Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
    Add 2 teaspoon salt to water
    2 Cups Broccoli
    Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken
  • Add the Broccoli and/or cauliflower to the boiling water. Blanch for one minute. Then take away the broccoli from the water and put aside. The broccoli can be vibrant inexperienced
    Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken


  • Mix collectively all of the sauce elements (rooster inventory, sherry, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar and cornstarch). NOTE: Make positive to combine all of the sauce elements in a bowl previous to beginning to saute the garlic, ginger and peppers.
    1 1/2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, 1/2 Tablespoon Sherry, 1 1/2 teaspoons Sesame Oil, 2 Cups Chicken Stock, 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce, 1/4 Cup Dry Sherry, 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil, 1 Tablespoon Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch, 1 1/2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
    Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken
  • Heat 1 TBS of vegetable or peanut oil in a big saute pan
    1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
    Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken
  • Add garlic, ginger and pink dried peppers to grease. Cook till they soften. 1 - 2 minutes
    2 Cloves Garlic, 1 Tablespoon Ginger, 6 Dried pink chilies
  • Add the sauce to the pan with the garlic and ginger, convey to a boil. The sauce will thicken. (NOTE: add extra cornstarch if the sauce will not be thick sufficient. Add 1 teaspoon at a time. Mix the cornstarch with a teaspoon of water to ensure it is not going to clump)
  • When the sauce has thickened (about 4 minutes) stir within the broccoli/cauliflower. Coat utterly.
  • Gently stir the shrimp into the sauce combination.
  • Serve and Enjoy!!!!!


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg
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