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General Tso’s Chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish that has become a favorite in many Chinese restaurants across the world. It is a sweet and spicy dish that is made with battered and deep-fried chicken pieces, and then coated in a sweet and tangy sauce made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar. This dish is a great option for anyone who loves spicy and flavorful dishes.
Here is a simple and easy recipe for making General Tso’s Chicken at home:
Ingredients: For the Chicken:
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Oil for frying
For the Sauce:
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on desired level of spiciness)
- Sliced green onions for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, salt, and black pepper. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture and stir well to combine.
- Add the chicken pieces to the mixture and toss to coat each piece thoroughly.
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully add the chicken pieces to the pan and fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, water, sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
- Heat a clean pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the sauce mixture to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened.
- Add the fried chicken pieces to the pan and stir to coat them thoroughly with the sauce.
- Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions.
Enjoy your homemade General Tso’s Chicken as a delicious and authentic Chinese-American dish. It is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or for serving at a party or gathering. The leftover chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheated for a tasty meal option.