general tso’s chicken recipe

General Tso's ChickenIngredients

* 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
* 2 cups green onions, sliced Note: I did not use these since I don’t really care for them.
* 8 small dried chilies, seeds removed (bird pepper or thai chilies are good) Note: I didn’t use these because I forgot to pick them up from the store. But I will try them next time.

Cornstarch slurry

* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 cup cornstarch

I used a General Tso’s Sauce I found in Schnuck’s, but on this recipe they tell you how to make your own. The link to the recipe I edited is at the bottom.

1. Mix cornstarch slurry in a large bowl- the mixture will be strange but trust me it works. Add chicken pieces to coat. Using a fork remove ONE chicken piece at a time and let the excess mixture drip off. Add it to the hot (350 degree) oil and fry until crispy. Only cook 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time. You do not want to raise the temp of the oil by cooking too many at a time. I cooked as many as would fit in my skillet at once.
2. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm- I just put them in the oven with the oven off. Repeating until all chicken is fried.
3. In a separate wok or large skillet add a small amount of oil and heat to 400 degrees. I skipped this step since I didn’t have these.
4. Add green onions and hot peppers and stir fry about 30 seconds. I skipped this step.
5. Stir sauce mixture, and then add to pan with onions and peppers, cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add a little water. I skipped this step.
6. Add chicken to sauce in wok, and cook until all is hot and bubbly. The quicker this is done the crispier the chicken stays. I really skipped this step too. I just poured the sauce over the chicken and rice.
7. I steamed some broccoli to go with the meal as well.

Another thing to note is that some recipes call for thigh meat, which we did not use because we have an aversion to it after a few kitchen mishaps. That’s why we liked this recipe with chicken breasts.

I edited this recipe: General Tso’s Chicken Recipe : Recipezaar.

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