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Friday, May 31, 2019

General Tso Chicken

Do you have a favorite Chinese take-out? This General Tso Chicken is so yummy and SO easy to make at home! It's a crisp and tender chicken coated with a tangy sauce. A simple and flavorful meal that is ready in 20 minutes.


General Tso Chicken 


Ingredients for General Tso Chicken 

For the Chicken Batter: 
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloin, cut into small cube pieces 
1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp pepper 
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup Clabber Girl Corn Starch 

For the sauce: 
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 chicken broth
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
3 1/2 Tbsp Clabber Girl Corn Starch 
5 Tbsp water 
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 

Directions for General Tso Chicken 

1. Prepare the chicken by cutting it into bite size cube pieces and place pieces in a mixing bowl. 

2. Add the low-sodium soy sauce, salt, pepper to the mixing bowl and mix well together. 

3. Add the beaten egg to the chicken mixture bowl and stir well so all pieces of chicken are coated in egg. 

4. Add the 2/3 cup Clabber Girl Corn Starch to the mixing bowl of chicken mixture. Stir together until mixed well and all pieces of chicken are coated with a layer of corn startch. Set aside and let chicken marinate for about 5 mintues. 

5. For the sauce, combine the low-sodium soy sauce, chicken broth, rice vinegar, and sugar into a medium size mixing bowl and stir together until well blended and set aside. 

6. Create a slurry but combining the Clabber Girl Corn Starch with the water. Using a whisk , stir it together until well blended and set aside. 

7. In a large sauce pan, heat 2 Tbsp olve oil. Add the garlic, ginger, and chilis and stir together. Once the sauce  Once you are able to smell ginger and the ginger, its time to move on. 

8. When sauce mixture boils, add the corn starch slurry and stir it in well. The sauce will thicken. 

9. In a large pan, add about 1 1/2 in. of oil. Heat on high. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken one on one to the the pan. 

10. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove chicken and drain and cool on a paper towel.

11. Add the fried chicken to the sauce mixture and toss until all the chicken pieces are well coated. 

12. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over cooked rice and with broccoli and/or carrots. 

This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own

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