General Tso’s Chick Peas (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

General Tso’s Chick Peas (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


For: 4 Servings

  • 1 1/2  cups cooked chickpeas , or 1 (15-ounces) can
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg liquid aminos/tamari/coconut aminos 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch , or cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 2 cloves  garlic , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger , grated
  • 2  green onions , sliced, extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil


  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth , or aquafaba
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar , or sweetener of choice
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg liquid aminos 

Preparation:23 min Cooking:5 min Ready in:28 min


  1. In a medium bowl, add chickpeas, liquid aminos, lemon juice and tapioca starch. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat, add garlic, ginger and spring onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly until fragrant. Add chickpeas and stir to coat.
  3. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add to chickpeas and cook stirring gently until sauce thickens. Turn off heat and stir in sesame oil. Serve over steamed brown rice and garnish with spring onions.

Chef’s Tip: Bragg’s liquid aminos can be purchased online or in health food stores. For a soy-free alternative coconut aminos can be found here or online.

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