My General Tso’s Chicken recipe is going to be your new favorite way to eat chicken and it’s better than takeout! This Classic North American-Chinese dish of fried chicken coated in a flavor-packed sauce is the definition of a “winner winner chicken dinner”! General Tso’s Chicken was one of the first recipes I ever developed and has been a family favorite ever since. After one bite, it’ll be your favorite too!
In a heavy-bottomed pot preheat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, water, egg, and peanut powder. (Note: It will be VERY thick, almost paste-like.) Add chicken pieces and mix to fully coat. Place the coated individual pieces of chicken into the hot oil, in small batches, and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken from oil and drain on some paper towels. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.
For the Sauce:
In a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, water, sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, and chicken broth. Add the sesame oil to a wok or large saute pan over a medium heat. When the oil is hot add the garlic and ginger and saute for about 30 seconds. Stir in sauce mixture and cook, stirring continuously, until thickened for 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and stir until fully coated. Continue cooking for a few minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve in a large bowl topped with sliced scallions.