Friday, February 26, 2010

General Tso's Chicken

The Menu:
General Tso's Chicken

The Original Recipe:
Oh man! This is my favorite home-made General Tso's recipe ever. It takes some time to make, but it is sooo good! I keep some sauce seperate with out the red pepper flakes, and I let the kids dip their chicken pieces in the sauce. They love it that way!

General Tso's chicken



Ingredients

3 lbs Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Cornstarch
2 cups Green onions, sliced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes


SAUCE:
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh ginger, minced
 3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Soy sauce
 1/4 cup White vinegar
1/4 cup Sherry wine or white wine
 14 1/2 ounces Chicken broth (a can)

Preparation

 Place sauce ingredients in a quart jar with a lid and shake to mix. Refrigerate until needed shaking it again when you are ready to use it.  Mix soy sauce, egg and cornstarch well and add chicken, tossing to coat.  Deep fry 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time in hot (350 degree) oil until chicken pieces are crispy. Drain on paper towels. Repeating until all chicken are fried. 
Place a small amount of oil in wok or large skillet and heat to 400 degrees.  Add green onions and hot peppers and stir fry about 30 seconds. Stir sauce mixture, and then add to pan with onions and red pepper flakes, cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add a little water.  Add chicken to sauce in wok, and cook until all is hot and bubbly.

Cook's Notes

Serve over your favorite rice

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