Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit

Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit recipe served in a bowl.

Are you a fan of jackfruit?! If so, you must try this GENERAL TSO’S JACKFRUIT.

Satisfying, Saucy, and oh so flavorful. Pair it with rice and broccoli for a complete meal. This recipe only requires minimal ingredients and only takes 30 minutes to make!

Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit recipe served in a bowl.

Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit

Satisfying, Saucy, and oh so flavorful. Pair it with rice and broccoli for a complete meal.
4.02 from 102 votes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired, Chinese-Inspired
Keyword: Easy, Plant-Based, Recipe, Vegan
Author: Marissa
Servings: 3



  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil I used olive oil
  • 1 20 ounce can green jackfruit in brine

General Tso’s Sauce



  • Drain, rise, and pat jackfruit dry. Using your hands or a fork, shred the jackfruit chunks into bite sized pieces. It should resemble a “pulled pork” texture.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the oil, jackfruit, and cook for 3-4 minutes until warm.
  • In a medium bowl combine all of the General Tso’s sauce ingredients together and whisk.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and mix until the jackfruit is covered in sauce. Gently simmer on medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce starts to thicken. Take the pan immediately off the heat. If left on the heat the sauce will burn.
  • Taste the jackfruit and add additional soy sauce or crushed red pepper. Divide into bowls and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions!
  • Leftover jackfruit can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 days.


Make it your own
  • Garnish your jackfruit with chopped green onion or crushed red pepper.
  • I paired my jackfruit with rice and steamed broccoli. However, you can get creative and use whatever grains or vegetable you have in your pantry or refrigerator.
  • Want your sauce to be thicker? Add an extra half teaspoon of cornstarch to the sauce.

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6 thoughts on “Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit”

  1. 5 stars
    Tried the Vegan General Tso’s jackfruit my husband was very impressed served it with steamed broccoli… The taste was amazing, I will definitely make this a regular meal!

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  3. 5 stars
    This is the first time I have ever tried jackfruit, and the recipe was easy and delicious. Since jackfruit is low in protein I added tempeh, which went well with the sauce. I also put mushrooms
    in with everything else and used string beans instead of broccoli. The recipe is very adaptable to whatever you have on hand.

  4. 3 stars
    I tried it tonight with canned jackfruit and I found it too sour, I think the vinegar was a bit much.

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