General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken

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It tastes just like takeout, but this chicken is all homemade!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 C. soy sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 C. cornstarch
  • 2 C. green onions, sliced
  • 8 sm. hot peppers, dried
  • rice
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 C. cornstarch
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. soy sauce
  • 1/4 C. white vinegar
  • 1/4 C. sherry
  • 1 can condensed chicken broth

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Directions


  1. Mix chicken, soy sauce, and hot peppers. Stir in egg.

  2. Add cornstarch, and mix until chicken pieces are coated.

  3. Deep fry 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time in 350 degree oil until crispy.

  4. Drain on paper towels.

  5. Place a small amount of oil in wok, and heat to 400 degrees.

  6. Add onions, peppers and stir fry about 30 seconds.

  7. Stir sauce mixture, and then add to wok. Cook until thick.

  8. Add chicken to sauce in wok, and cook until all is hot and bubbly.

  9. Serve with fried or steamed rice.

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