You know when you’re dying to find something to do with the plain old chicken breast sitting in your fridge? My Hubby loves Asian food so I wanted to find out how to make General Tso’ chicken but with the kids, I wanted a non-spicy version.
I saw that he had bookmarked a General Tso chicken recipe on his computer so I figured he was in a mood for some
I try to stay away from dredging and frying stuff but once in awhile, I like to indulge. Usually, I would just cube the chicken, brown it and throw it into the sauce. But since it was for the hubby, I figured I’d have to make it the way they usually do it.
General Tso Chicken Ingredients
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oil – originally sesame oil but I didn’t have any
- 3 large chicken breasts cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 onion coarsely chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic diced
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 tsp ginger finely diced
- Prepare the sauce first and set aside in a bowl
- I added flour to my chicken cubes
- Have a plate with more flour and then a bowl of your mixed eggs
- I use a chopstick add a cube of chicken to the egg and then add it the flour plate and cover
- Fry all the chicken until nicely brown and then set aside on a paper towel
- In another pan, fry your garlic, onions, and ginger on medium-high heat in oil
- Add in your sauce
- Wait for it to boil and thicken and then add in our chicken.
- Cook until everything is thoroughly mixed and to your desired consistency. When you are close to being done, add in your green onions.
I like my chicken to have a lot of sauce so I added more chicken stock. You can also add in sesame seeds before turning the heat off if you like.
I served this with rice, I don’t serve a meal without veggies, however, this day we were having spinach and it would have ruined my picture perfect plating, lol.
My kids refer to it as seaweed. Good thing they like Spongebob or they wouldn’t touch it. Next time, I think I’ll add in some broccoli or peppers just to incorporate some more veggies into this General Tso chicken recipe. It was good though.
You can also try it with other veggies as well. I’ve made this with green and red peppers, carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts, green beans or snow peas.
It adds a little variety to a yummy chicken dish. We’ve also had it with pineapples which were super yummy as well.
The boys loved this because they are carnivores. M2 often tells me he can’t eat his veggies because he is a carnivore, not a herbivore. I said I was sorry but there are only omnivores in this house.
Let me know if you’ve tried this to make General Tso chicken, and how it turned out.