Saturday, October 24, 2009

General Tso's Chicken

This turned out really good. The original recipe I used is here, but I modified it a lot into my own version below:
  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
For the cornstarch mixture:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • About 3-4 Tbsp water (or teensy bit more if needed)
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups of scallions/green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp of red chili pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tsp of Franks Red Hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
Mix together all ingredients for the cornstarch mixture (the water is there in case mixture is thick, so add a few Tbsp until its just enough to stir it). Mix all chicken pieces into the cornstarch mixture. Deep fry all coated chicken pieces in hot oil and drain on napkin on plate. Mix together all sauce ingredients and cook over medium heat in a big pot - it should be a thick sauce. Add all fried chicken pieces to the sauce and stir until completely coated. Serve with yummy, greasy fried rice.

To make chicken crispier, make cornstarch mix as little watery as possible.

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