General Tso’s Chicken

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Chanukkah is only a week away and that means it’s time to begin planning what food you want to make during the holiday! It is a great time to be adventurous by making new dishes.

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This Chanukah try my General Tso’s Chicken recipe! It tastes just like what you get in the Chinese takeout box, but even better. Unlike what you get from the restaurants my recipe has peanut powder in it. I feel it ads a great nutty flavor to the chicken. It makes it even yummier!

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General Tso's Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  2. 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  3. Vegetable or canola oil, for frying
Cornstarch Slurry
  1. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 egg beaten
  4. 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
  5. 1 tbsp peanut powder
Sause
  1. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  2. 1/8 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  5. 1 TBSP Sriracha
  6. 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  7. 1 cup chicken broth
  8. 1 TBSP sesame oil
  9. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  10. 1tsp minced ginger
Instructions
  1. Pour 3 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and heat to 350 degrees F. Mix cornstarch slurry in a large bowl. It will be VERY thick; almost paste like. Add chicken pieces to coat. Using a fork remove one chicken piece at a time and let the excess mixture drip off.
  2. Add Chicken to the hot oil and fry until crispy. Cook about 8 pieces of chicken at a time until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Overcrowding the pot will lower the temperature of the oil. Remove cooked chicken from pot and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all chicken is fried.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, water, sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, rice wine vinegar, and chicken broth. Heat a wok or large saute pan over a medium heat. Add sesame oil. When oil is hot add garlic and ginger and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in sauce mixture, cook until slightly thickened. If it gets too thick, add a little water.
  4. Add chicken to sauce in wok, and cook until hot and bubbly. The quicker this is done the crispier the chicken will be. Top with scallions.
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3 Replies to "General Tso's Chicken"

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    step dad March 7, 2016 (11:22 am)

    Major thankies for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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    homepal bestraich June 27, 2016 (12:51 pm)

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    coupons September 22, 2016 (12:08 pm)

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