Thursday, February 2, 2017

General Tso Chicken

Heat a pot on medium high heat and add lots of oil (enough to submerge some chicken cubes). Dice your uncooked chicken breasts into small cubes and season with salt and pepper. Grab two bowls, in one bowl mix two eggs, in the other bowl mix a good amount of sugar in with some corn starch. Dredge your chicken in your egg wash, then coat in your flour mixture. Deep fry your chicken for about 5-8 minutes and is golden brown; set aside. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some oil. Saute some green chilies for about 2 minutes then add chicken broth, ginger garlic paste, onion powder, orange zest, a half cup of sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down low to simmer. Heat another pot on medium high heat and bring to a boil a cup of water. Pour some corn starch into the water and stir until it starts to dissolve (about 3 minutes). Now pour your starchy water in with your sauce, bring back to a boil, and stir until your sauce reaches a nice consistency then turn your heat down low to a simmer. Finally stir in your chicken and toss to coat your sauce well with the chicken. Serve atop rice, garnish with some fresh chives, and sesame seeds and enjoy!

*There is also a General Tsao Chicken sauce & glaze for sale at Walmart.

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