General Tso's Chicken

>> Sunday, January 18, 2009

Who doesn't like Chinese food?
My kids
loveeee Chinese food so much that at least, once a week we order dinner from the local Chinese restaurant.
I was so happy to find a recipe of General
Tso's Chicken that looks exactly like my kids favorite. So, I decided to try, it's a win, win situation!

I really recommend it! It is the same dish just as the restaurants. Very good crispy-fried chicken with vegetable and sweet sauce yum.. , My kids ate and ask for more.

this is a kind of dish that I'll definitely make over and over again.

Tso's Chicken (adopted from restaurant style General Tso)

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup white cooking wine
1 1/2 cups hot chicken broth
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 egg 1 cup cornstarch
Oil for deep frying

2 cups sliced green onions

16 small, dried hot peppers (I used a frozen Chinese mix instead)

Mix cornstarch with water. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, vinegar, wine and chicken broth. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Refrigerate until needed.

In a separate bowl, mix chicken, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg.
Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly.

Add about a cup of oil to help separate chicken pieces.
Divide chicken into small quantities, and deep fry at 350 degrees F until crispy.
Drain on paper towels.
Place a small amount of oil in wok or large skillet and heat until hot.

Add green onions and hot peppers and stir-fry briefly.
Stir sauce and add to skillet.
Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.

Makes six to eight servings.
Serve over white rice and decorate with some sesame seeds.


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