Creating General Tao Chicken using Blue Dragon Sauces and a Blue Dragon Giveaway (Sauces, Wok, spatula, chopsticks, containers)

**“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Blue Dragon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.**Blue Dragon Cuisine

I love Asian food. There’s just something about the flavors and textures working together that does it for me. I’ve always loved a good Asian dish, but when my husband and I went to Asia, it cemented my love of the cuisine. My husband and I had a wonderful trip last summer. We stopped in Japan and China, taking in the scenery and the wonderful food along the way, but the bulk of our trip was Thailand. It was amazing. We got to ride elephants, which was worth the trip itself! It was so exciting – and a little terrifying – to climb up onto the back of those enormous, majestic creatures. We also got to pet monkeys, go in cages with lions, and sample local Thai cuisine like General Tao Chicken. It was marvelous! It was the trip of a lifetime. The kind of trip you never forget.1238808_10151817723914356_1934946097_n

That’s why I was so excited to give Blue Dragon sauces a try. I thought it would be a great way to bring back the flavor – and the memories – of our Asia trip, and I was right. When I started to cook, the aromas instantly brought me back to that wonderful trip and all the sights, sounds, and tastes that my husband and I had the opportunity to enjoy!DSC_0163


General Tao Chicken & Rainbow Pepper Stir Fry

I decided to use the Blue Dragon Cookbook to make General Tao Chicken & Rainbow Pepper Stir Fry. When I read about this recipe in the cookbook, I knew I needed to make it for my family. This is a similar recipe to one I made in Thailand and I wanted to share those memories with all of the important people in my life who didn’t have a chance to taste this wonderful dish in Asia’s beauty,  the way my husband and I were able to. I absolutely loved how it turned out and how easy it was to make!


2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 lb. (225 g) chicken breast, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups sliced rainbow peppers

1 cup snow peas,

trimmed 1 green onion, sliced on the diagonal

1 red hot chili, sliced 2 cloves garlic,

minced 1 tsp. minced ginger

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tbsp. hoisin sauce

1 sachet (3.9 fl. Oz./115 mL) Blue Dragon General Tao Stir Fry Sauce Blue Dragon Medium Egg Noodles (2 nests) or Blue Dragon Japanese Soba Noodles (2 bundles)DSC_0169

1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


1. HEAT oil in a wok and set over high heat. Season chicken with salt and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes and until cooked through.

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2. MIX IN vegetables and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add wet ingredients and Blue Dragon General Tao Stir Fry Sauce into the wok; return chicken to wok and cook until heated through.Blue Dragon Meals

3. SERVE with Blue Dragon Medium Egg Noodles or Blue Dragon Japanese Soba Noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.DSC_0180

*recipe directions and ingredients taken from Blue Dragon Sauces Cookbook with permission* Blue Dragon Meals

My family loved this recipe, and I’m so glad! It was a wonderful way to share the tastes that I love so much, and it was fast! Take out can take FOREVER, and it’s always stale tasting after you finally get it home. My General Tao Chicken recipe was hot, fresh, and ready to go in half the time, and it tasted twice as good! The kids loved it, and they also loved using the chop sticks! Eventually, they gave up and used forks, but it was hilarious to watch them try to pick up the food for those few minutes that they “used” the chopsticks. =DStir Fry recipe

I had such a great time making General Tao Chicken & Stir Fry, and I’ll definitely be making it again. The kids say that it’s the best aroma that they’ve ever smelled come from our kitchen. The food was great, but the family time was the best! We laughed and ate and fiddled with chop sticks, and my husband and I got to tell the kids – again – all about our trip. They even loved the “take out” containers. It really was home made take out, and it was delicious.

I would encourage you to go pick up some Blue Dragon sauces and have a home made take out night of your own. It’s so much fun! It’s also very easy to make authentic “take out” with all of their great sauce varieties. You can be sure that your meal will have the authentic taste we all love. Blue Dragon has been around for more than thirty years, and they feature sauces the bring you the flavors of China, Thailand, Japan, and Vietnam. Whatever you’re in the mood for, they’ll have a sauce for it including Broccoli Beef, Phad Thai, Szechuan Pepper, Chow Mein, and General Tao.

Great news because now you can try them at your local stores! They are delicious and you can try them for yourselves at the local samplings that are going on all month long. Some of the great locations include this coming Sunday  2/15 in Cranston, Rhode Island and Worcester, MA. For a complete list, click here: Sampling going on for Blue Dragon Sauces.  Definitely take advantage of these delicious samplings today!  To learn more about Blue Dragon Sauces, follow them on their Facebook and You Tube Page.DSC_0176

Giveaway: One winner will receive  Blue Dragon sauces and a cooking kit including a wok, spatula, chopsticks and take out containers. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit Blue Dragon and tell me what sauce you are most excited to win in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck. Ends Feb 19!DSC_0172DSC_0160

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.”


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  1. Dorothy Teel says

    Found out that Blue Dragon is available at my neighborhood Sprouts and I love the idea of the stir fry sauces, like the Honey Teriyaki or General Tao Stir from sauce and of course I would love the sweet and sour sauce for my meals,

  2. ellen beck says

    I like how they offer so many suggestions for reecipes from aappetizers, to stir fries and main dishes.Sweet and Sour Chicken soundss good and something we would enjoy.

  3. Anita Duvall says

    I really like all the recipes that they have posted at the Blue Dragon Website. This makes making meals with their sauces easier.

  4. says

    You guys are right next to a tiger! That’s awesome. We have Blue Dragon in out stores, but I’ve never picked it up before. I guess I’ll have to change that!

  5. Danai says

    This looks like an exciting new brand. We love Chinese food and it would be great to make it at home and be able to add in all the veggies we love. General Tao would be the one I’d try first, I love spicy!

  6. Julie L says

    The pad fry stiryfry looks delicious! We love trying all sorts of new foods especially in the comforts of home so the kiddos can still run around.

  7. Tina W says

    While I occasionally will go all out and make Chinese food from scratch, I love having an option other than take-out when I want dinner fast. These look delicious.
    And I am soooooo jealous of your trip and the foods you got to taste. (getting that close to a tiger….. mmmmm, notsomuch. Yikes)

    • Tina W says

      PS – any chance of some authentic Thai dishes from scratch? Pad Thai would be my first pick out of the flavors, I can’t find a decent version in my town.

  8. lissa crane says

    I love the Broccoli Beef Stir Fry Sauce Broccoli Beef Stir Fry Sauce! We love Chinese food and order it every week! It would be awesome to be able to make it my self at home!

  9. says

    Where to I begin? I really like all the recipes featured on the site and I’d love to try some on their sauces next time I’m in the mood for some Asian food.

  10. Barbara Adams says

    This is one of the cleanest brands of pre packaged foods I’ve encountered. I normally don’t use pre-package, but I make an exception for Blue Dragon

  11. says

    I really like their collection of sauces but, more than that, their recipes. I am always trying to remake dishes from restaurants but, without knowing what sauce is needed, it’s never quite the same. Now, I can get it all on one site

  12. Carolsue says

    I’d like to win because I love making Chinese Stir Fries and this would make it so much easier! And I really do need a WOK!

  13. Shawndra Befort says

    I love all the recipes available. It’s going to be easy for me to know what to do after picking up some of their great products.

  14. Annmarie W. says

    I would love to try their Pad Thai Stir Fry sauce! I’ve never tried to make pad thai here at home, and this seems like it would make it so easy & convenient.

  15. beth dunlavy hoppe says

    I like the recipes they have on their site and also like the condiments like the sweet chili dipping sauce.

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