General Tso's Chinese Chicken

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General Tso's Chinese Chicken

Photo by Dulce I.

This General Tso's Chinese Chicken is awesome! No need to order for delivery with this great recipe. Best served with rice, enjoy!

  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Cook Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

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  • BATTER:

  • 1

    egg, beaten

  • ¼

    cup soy sauce

  • ¾

    cup cornstarch

  • SAUCE:

  • ¼

    cup cornstarch

  • cup water

  • tsp fresh garlic, minced

  • ¼

    cup sugar

  • ¼

    cup soy sauce

  • cup white vinegar

  • cup white wine

  • 2

    cups chicken broth

  • CHICKEN:

  • 2

    pounds chicken breasts - cut into cubes

  • 1

    cup peanut oil

  • 2

    bunches of green onions

  • 5-8

    dried chillies

  • 1

    head of broccoli, cut into florets

Directions

Place sauce ingredients in a quart jar with a lid and shake to mix. You can make ahead of time and refrigerate until needed, shaking again when you are ready to use it. Mix cornstarch slurry in a large bowl. PLACE INGREDIENTS IN ORDER GIVEN for slurry, gradually adding cornstarch while mixing. It will look almost like peanut butter. Add chicken pieces to the batter and cover them using a fork and allow excess to drip off. Heat the peanut oil in a wok until medium high. Add chicken to hot oil and fry until crispy in wok. Cook up to 8 pieces at a time. Drain chicken on paper towel and keep warm in oven. Repeat until all chicken has been fried. Drain the oil from the wok. Add green onions and hot pepper to the wok and stir fry for 30 seconds. Stir sauce mixture in with the onions and pepper in the wok, and cook until thick. You will see it begin to bubble and thicken. Add chicken and broccoli to sauce and mix together quickly. Cook for just 1-2 minutes and serve over rice. Note: Want crispier chicken, and serve the sauce separate? Add about 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water and 2 dashes of soy sauce to to the sauce mixture with the broccoli and serve separately.


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