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Easy General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

 Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

General Tso’s Chicken is my absolute favorite Chinese dish.

 Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

This homemade version of General Tso’s Chicken was absolutely fabulous!

 Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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 Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 ½ lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces

1 large egg

1 tsp. Granulated sugar

1 C. Cornstarch

Pinch of white pepper

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

2 tsp. Minced garlic

Strip of orange peel

3 Dried red chili peppers

⅓ C. Green onion chopped

¼ C. Soy sauce

¼ C. Chicken broth

½ C. Granulated sugar

2 tsp. Ginger paste

1 Tbsp. Rice wine vinegar

2 tsp. Cornstarch dissolved in water

Oil for frying

How to make General Tso’s Chicken:

Step 1. Add the chicken, egg, white pepper, and 1 tsp sugar to a mixing bowl, and toss to combine.

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Step 2. Slowly add in the cup of cornstarch until the chicken is well coated. You may not need to use all of the cornstarch.

Step 3. Heat a few inches of oil in a deep-sided skillet or wok over medium-high heat on the stove.

Step 4. Add the coated chicken one piece at a time to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to drain on a paper towel-lined rack.

Step 5. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, chicken broth, ½ cup sugar, ginger paste, and rice wine vinegar. Stir to combine well.

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Step 6. Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat on the stove, and add the chilis, green onion, orange peel, and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.

Step 7. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine.

Step 8. Pour the dissolved cornstarch into the skillet and stir to combine until the sauce thickens.

Step 9. Place the chicken in the skillet and toss to coat well.

Enjoy!

Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tsp. Granulated sugar
  • 1 C. Cornstarch
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • Strip of orange peel
  • 3 Dried red chili peppers
  • ⅓ C. Green onion chopped
  • ¼ C. Soy sauce
  • ¼ C. Chicken broth
  • ½ C. Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch dissolved in water
  • Oil for frying

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Instructions

  1. Add the chicken, egg, white pepper, and 1 tsp sugar to a mixing bowl, and toss to combine.
  2. Slowly add in the cup of cornstarch until the chicken is well coated. You may not need to use all of the cornstarch.
  3. Heat a few inches of oil in a deep-sided skillet or wok over medium-high heat on the stove.
  4. Add the coated chicken one piece at a time to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to drain on a paper towel-lined rack.
  5. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, chicken broth, ½ cup sugar, ginger paste, and rice wine vinegar. Stir to combine well.
  6. Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat on the stove, and add the chilis, green onion, orange peel, and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine.
  8. Pour the dissolved cornstarch into the skillet and stir to combine until the sauce thickens.
  9. Place the chicken in the skillet and toss to coat well.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 842mgCarbohydrates: 42gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 30g

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