Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Easy General Tso's Chicken

Linda Seide

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@SeasideTV

We like Chinese food a lot and I found this recipe online a few years ago, although I don't remember where. It's an easy recipe, one that you can make as hot as you like.

Sometimes, I add sliced red pepper, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. You could also add broccoli or sugar snap peas, green beans, or whatever veggie you want to eat. I would add the veggies in step 3 or 4, depending on how long the individual veggie takes to cook.


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Serves:

2-3

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3/4 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
sugar or splenda
3 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
1 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
2 tsp
fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
4
scallions, chopped
4
garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp
red pepper flakes (optional)
2 medium
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 c
white rice, uncooked
pam or other cooking spray

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add rice. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for 20 minutes or until rice is soft. While cooking, proceed with the following steps.
2
Whisk together broth, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger. Set aside.
3
Spray a wok or non-stick skillet liberally with Pam, other cooking spray, or oil to coat the bottom. Add scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
4
Cut chicken into 1" cubes, add to wok, and brown. Use more Pam if necessary to assist with browning. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. The chicken should be almost done before adding broth mixture.
5
Add cornstarch to broth mixture and whisk to create a slurry. (Do not add the cornstarch in step 2 because the mixture will get gloppy and sludgy.) Pour over chicken and heat until boiling. Reduce to a simmer. Simmering will cause the cornstarch to thicken the broth mixture, and soon it will be as thick as the General Tso's sauce you get in the restaurant!
6
Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rice, #chinese, #chicken