General Tso’s Chicken

1
Lynn Clay

By
@LavenderLynn

General's chicken is one of our Family Favorites. This recipe is a keeper. This recipe is from cheftomm.com.

Prep time does not include the overnight time if you choose to cook the next day.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stir-Fry

Ingredients

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  • TENDERIZING PROCESS CHICKEN

  • 1 1/4 lb
    chicken breast, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 1/2 c
    cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil
  • YU SHONG SAUCE

  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/8 c
    dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 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
  • THE FINAL RESULT

  • 2 Tbsp
    oil
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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About General Tso’s Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese




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