This delicious One Skillet General Tso's Shrimp takes 10 minutes to cook and with under 300 calories, it's the perfect healthy meal!
General Tso's is one of the most popular Chinese food menu items, so I know most people love it! Making General Tso's Shrimp at home allows you to know exactly what is put into your meal and saves you money on take-out. Not only that, but you also save time since it only takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish. This One Skillet General Tso' Shrimp will be a dinner staple!
Serve this saucy shrimp dish my some of my other Chinese food favorites like Air Fryer Crab Rangoon, One Skillet Beef & Broccoli, or Quinoa Fried Rice!
Being that this General Tso's Shrimp only takes 10 minutes to make, it's a very easy shrimp recipe!
How to make General Tso's Shrimp:
- Combine all your ingredients for the sauce, set aside.
- Saute ginger and garlic in a large skillet (I like this one!), then add the shrimp.
- Cook the shrimp for a minute or two, then add the sauce to the pan. Crank up that heat and let the sauce thicken up. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Eat up!
I love that you can keep General Tso's Shrimp a very healthy meal! With 300 calories per serving, this is definitely a dish you can feel good about feeding your family. There are many options on how to serve it to keep it healthy!
Can I add vegetables in with the shrimp while cooking?
Yes! You can easily add vegetables such as chopped bell peppers, small broccoli or cauliflower florets, chopped onions, baby corn, or water chestnuts into the skillet and cook with the shrimp.
Servings suggestions for General Tso's Shrimp:
- Serve General Tso's Shrimp over a bed of quinoa for a punch of protein. Quinoa has 8 grams of protein per cup! Go a step further and make Quinoa Fried 'Rice' on the side!
- Want a more traditional Chinese side to serve with dinner? Whip up a pot of white or brown rice and serve the shrimp over the top.
- Don't want to add a grain? Steam or saute broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and bell peppers and serve along the side with some sauce over the top.
More meals like General Tso's Shrimp:
- General Tso's Tofu will have you forgetting about the meat and devouring dinner! This is the BEST vegetarian version of the famous General Tso’s dish.
- Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delicious healthy meal that cooks in just 10 minutes! Simple to make, family friendly, and so tasty!
- One Skillet Beef & Broccoli is a delicious healthy take on the classic popular take-out dish. The best part? It only takes 20 minutes to cook up!
- 10 Minute Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry is a super quick, delicious, and healthy family meal!
More takeout inspired recipes HERE!
One Skillet General Tso's Shrimp takes only 10 minutes to cook and is majorly delicious! With under 300 calories per serving, it's the perfect healthy meal!
- ½ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 TBS hoisin sauce
- 3 TBS rice vinegar
- 3 TBS ketchup
- 2 TBS lower sodium soy sauce
- 1 TBS cornstarch
- 1 TBS sesame oil
- 1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced
- 1 TBS minced garlic
- 2 lbs peeled, tail off, devained large shrimp (about 40-50 shrimp)
- 2 stalks green onions, chopped
- 1 TBS sesame seeds
In a small bowl add water, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, hoisin, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and cornstarch; whisk to combine.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add sesame oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute stirring constantly. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
Whisk sauce again, then pour into skillet. Turn heat to high, and stir through the shrimp. Allow sauce to come to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook 2-3 more minutes until sauce is thickened and shrimp are cooked through.
Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve immediately.
A takeout favorite in only ten minutes! Sign me up!
Might be great. Where is the recipe?
Scroll down and you will see the full recipe with a link to print as well! Good luck!
I know what I am making for dinner!
This might be my new favorite way to eat shrimp!! Yum!
Paula - bell'alimento
You had me at 10 minutes.
This looks so much better than take-out! And I love how easy it is to make! Forget ordering take-out, I'll make this instead!
My family loves shrimp, so this is perfect!
Loving how quick and easy this is to get on the table! No need to order take out again!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
Looks so perfect and easy to make!
How many spoonfuls are in the knob of ginger?
Should be about a teaspoon!
Great flavor, but sauce would not thicken....even after 15 min. Not at all like the picture.
I wonder what happened! We make this all the time and it turns out!
Deliciou as well as fast and easy. Really satisfying! We dont have Chinese take out here and being from NY metro area originally, we need this.
Can you forgo the ginger as I forgot to get that ingredient. I love the simplicity of this recipe. If the ginger is going to make a big difference, I will have to get some.🙂
Ginger is that special ingredient that makes Chinese food taste like it does in the restaurant. It’s good to get in the habit of keeping fresh ginger on hand.
This dish was absolutely fantastic and so easy to make. I served it with steamed rice for a complete meal.
This was delicious! And so quick to make..
Where is there recipe ?
Joan, just scroll down and you will see the recipe! There is a tab where you can click to also print it!
Very good. My first attempt at Chinese cooking. It came out exceptionally well. Just like the photo. My only complaint is I think the Hoisin sauce should be cut back by 1 tbsp. The actual cooking part may take 10 minutes, but putting the sauce together takes much more time. The good thing is that it seems like you can put this sauce together in advance and even freeze it in ice cube trays to have it ready to go! Would be great with added vegetables -onion, and something green like broccoli or asparagus. I added shiitake mushrooms. Yum!
Made this tonight. Followed exactly as is and it is delicious! I can see so much versatility for this recipe too. Add whatever stir fry vegetables you have on hand or use chicken to switch up the protien. I’ve actually even used just veggies and no meat and it’s still yum. Thank you 😊
Made this last night and it was delicious! As suggested, we did double up the quick sauce to try freezing it for another meal. We used only 2 Tablespoons Hoisin as mentioned in another comment. The sauce was not too spicy for my husband and me, but we'll cut back on the crushed red pepper for our daughter.
If I could, I would rate this recipe more than 5 stars! Our very 1st visit to your site was a home run! Thank you!
Catherine- thanks for stopping by and I am so glad that y'all made this and enjoyed it! Looking forward to sharing lot of recipes with y'all!
Fantastic recipe, followed it exactly and it was delicious. It's going into the our meal rotation.
This turned out great! I used chicken since I had so much of it and used pickle juice since I didn’t have rice vinegar. Also, I doubled up on the cornstarch because I thought it was too runny, but after cooking it turned into a paste-like texture, so next time I’ll use the amount stated on here. I can’t imagine how awesome it’ll turn out with shrimp and rice vinegar!
YES! It definitely thickens up with the cornstarch you just need to wait it out! And pickle juice, GENIUS!
Excellent and easy recipe. I doctored it up by sautéing some bell pepper, onion and green beans before adding the ginger and garlic. Served over rice. Family loved it too.
So happy to hear that and your tweaks sound delicious!!!
I am a shrimper lover but this recipe made me shrimp OBSESSED! Love it!
Loved the sauce on this shrimp! The whole family devoured it!
Holy cow! We don't have a Chinese restaurant in our small town and I was craving this so bad so I made it, and I'll never need take-out again!
No need for takeout when you have this one!! So glad you liked it!
Love that! Thanks for sharing!