general tso’s chicken

★★★★★ 7
a recipe by
Lynn Clay
Portland, OR

General's chicken is one of our Family Favorites. This recipe is a keeper. This recipe is from Prep time does not include the overnight time if you choose to cook the next day.

★★★★★ 7
serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For general tso’s chicken

  • 1 1/4 lb
    chicken breast, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/8 c
    dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    black vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground toasted szechuan peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4
    dry fried chilis
  • 2 tsp
    finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp
    finely chopped garlic
  • 8 oz
    blanched broccoli (do not add salt to blanching water)
  • slurry as needed ( cornstarch and water )

How To Make general tso’s chicken

  • 1
    TENDERIZING CHICKEN Place meat in bowl. Add salt, pepper, and baking soda and mix until incorporated. Pick the meat up and slam into bowl 10-15 times, don’t worry you won’t break it.
  • 2
    Add in egg and mix until fully incorporated. Again pick the meat up and slam into bowl 10-15 times.
  • 3
    Add in slurry (water and cornstarch) and mix until fully incorporated. Pick the meat up and slam into bowl 10-15 times.
  • 4
    Add in Oil and mix until fully incorporated. You can use this immediately or store mixture overnight.
  • 5
    YU SHONG SAUCE Mix all ingredients together. Let sit overnight.
  • 6
    GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN Place chicken in the deep fryer at 300F and cook until golden brown. Make sure you move the chicken around or it will stick to the fryer. Remove from oil and place in a bowl with absorbent paper. Put aside.
  • 7
    Put 2 T of oil in the wok and add in chilis, garlic and ginger and cook until very aromatic. Be careful not to burn!
  • 8
    Add in 12 ounces Yu Shong Sauce, stir until garlic and ginger is fully incorporated. Thicken with the slurry.
  • 9
    Add in meat and stir until the sauce coats the meat. Add the broccoli and stir until the broccoli is fully covered by the sauce. Serve with pork fried rice.

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