Saturday, May 12, 2012

General Tso's Chicken

One of my faves, and so easy to make at home. You can adjust the seasonings and heat to your liking, there isn't too much breading .. Go for it! What do you have to lose?
1 C cornstarch
1/2 C water
3t minced garlic
2 1/2 t minced fresh ginger root
3/4 C sugar
1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce ( Found in Asian aisle)
3/4 C soy sauce
1/2 C white vinegar
1/2 C dry sherry/ Chinese wine (no cooking wine pls.)
3 C hot chicken broth

3 lbs. deboned dark chicken meat, cut in cubes,( I use boneless chicken breast)
1/4 C soy sauce
1 t white pepper
1 egg
1 C cornstarch
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1/2 t chili flakes (Optional)
1/4 C of chopped chives or green onions for garnish
. Mix 1C cornstarch with 1/2 C water to make a slurry. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/2 C soy sauce, vinegar, wine, chicken broth. Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside.

2. Mix chicken, 1/4 C soy sauce, pepper, stir in egg. Add 1 C cornstrach and mix until chicken are coated evenly. Add 1/2 C of oil to help separate pieces. Deep fry at 350 degrees F until crispy. Drain and set aside.

Mix chicken and sauce together or pour sauce over chicken.

She recommends serving with white steamed rice and stir fried veggies. I have used green beans, peppers, onions.. ect. 


TaGa_Luto said...

I love you, Kim! Thank you for your kind comments. I truly appreciate it.
Who would have thought a great friendship was bound to happen via Myspace. Friendship like yours are a treasure, that's for sure.

Hey, you've introduce to a lot of good stuff as well. And you know i'm your no. 1 fan especially your photography and of course your food!! and oh, i'm the number one fan of Ryan too!

As for this dish, this has been a winner every single time i make this. I'm going to try your version the next time i make them;)

My Italian Smörgåsbord said...

wow, tagaluto's general tso chicken! I am so going to make this. my family will love me forever if I do :) everytime we go to Michigan guess which is our first stop? a local Chinese to get general tsao. lol
really nice shot

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