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general tso's chicken

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is my favorite Chinese style dish EVER! I think it must be a lot of people's favorite since it is the most ordered Chinese dish in the US.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For general tso's chicken

  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 3/4 c
    chicken broth, chilled
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 tsp
    minced ginger
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb
    boneless, skinless thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 bunch
    sliced green onions

How To Make general tso's chicken

  • 1
    Heat oil in a deep wok or deep fryer such as a fry Daddy/Grandpappy. (I love my Grandpappy!)
  • 2
    To make Sauce, mix 1/4 cup cornstarch and chicken broth together. Add garlic , ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and wine. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is thickened. Set aside.
  • 3
    In separate bowl mix chicken, soy sauce and garlic powder. Stir in egg, toss chicken to coat.
  • 4
    Dip chicken in flour until chicken is coated evenly.
  • 5
    Divide chicken in small batches and deep-fry at 350 until crispy and light brown. Drain on wire rack.
  • 6
    Toss chicken with sauce.
  • 7
    Plate and garnish with green onion.