General Tso's Shrimp with Broccolini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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1 large egg white

3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine, mirin or dry sherry

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons cornstarch, plus more for coating (about 3/4 cup)

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails intact)

1/3 cup Thai-style sweet chili sauce

3 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil, plus more for deep-frying

2 bunches broccolini, trimmed

1 bunch scallions, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 cups cooked white rice, for serving


Whisk the egg white with 1 tablespoon each rice wine, soy sauce and cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss; refrigerate until ready to fry. Whisk the chili sauce, the remaining 2 tablespoons each rice wine and soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl; set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the broccolini; stir-fry until charred in spots, 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and stir-fry until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes; transfer to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium; add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the scallions, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until tender, 2 minutes. Add the chili sauce mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 minute. Cover and set aside.

Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep saucepan over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 365 degrees F. Working in batches, toss the shrimp in cornstarch to coat, then fry until crisp and golden, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Return the wok to medium heat and reheat the sauce if needed. Add the broccolini and shrimp and cook, tossing, until warmed through, 2 minutes. (Add up to 1/2 cup water if the sauce is too thick.) Serve with the rice.

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