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General Tao Fondue

Difficulty Level: Easy
Mild to Medium spicy
4-6 persons
La Fondue Général Tao
If there’s one dish that’s as popular as fondue, it’s General Tao Chicken! In this exclusive recipe, enjoy the perfect blend of these two beloved classics! Cooked to perfection in a delicious sweet and sour broth, the chicken is both tasty and juicy. It is obviously much healthier than fried! The best part of this recipe: this fondue goes wonderfully with vegetables, such as multicoloured peppers and baby tomatoes, as well as dumplings! Dip them in our homemade sweet and sour sauce. You’ll just want to try this again and again!
La Fondue Général Tao
  • Ingredients


    • 2 x 946ml cartons of chicken broth
    • 2 full cups of Heinz chili sauce (not spicy)
    • 2 cups of water
    • ½ cup of brown sugar, or more according to taste
    • 5 crushed garlic cloves
    • 1 x 1.5-inch chunk of ginger in thin strips
    • 1 tablespoon of soya sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil


    • ¾ cup of Heinz chili sauce (not spicy)
    • ½ cup of brown sugar
    • Juice of 1 squeezed orange (or 1/3 cup of store-bought orange juice, but it’s not as good)
    • 3 tablespoons of neutral oil
    • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
    • ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
    • Salt, pepper, Sriracha sauce and ginger powder (to season to taste)


    • Chicken in slices or strips (breast and upper thigh), red, orange and yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, sliced Spanish onion, dumplings.
  • Preparation


    • Prepare the dip first by combining all the dip’s ingredients except the sesame oil and seasonings to taste, and bring to a boil, then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, add the sesame oil, mix well, season to taste and refrigerate until the sauce is cold.
    • Empty the rest of the bottle of Heinz chili sauce into a large pot, fill it with 2 cups of water, stir well, and then add the liquid to your Fondussimo pot with all the other broth ingredients.
    • Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
    • Sift the broth if desired to remove the ginger and garlic pieces and keep warm until ready to serve.


    • Place the ingredients on serving plates.
    • Pour the broth into the Fondussimo using a pitcher and enjoy.

    A few tips

    • Although pre-sliced chicken for fondue is available in the frozen food section, it is more affordable and tastier to buy whole pieces of chicken (thigh or breast) and cut them yourself. The upper thigh is softer, while the breast is leaner! Enjoy whatever cut you prefer!
    • In all cases, it’s very important to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked through to the middle, especially if you plan to eat it with children who may not be able to tell the difference. In addition, avoid handling raw pieces of chicken with your fingers or utensils that may come in contact with cooked food. This reduces the risk of cross-contamination!