I’m not sure what Gen Tso’s achievement, but this recipe is one of the best ever Chinese chicken recipe I tasted. So yummy and you just gotta try it!
General Tso’s Chicken
½ kilogram chicken breast fillet, pounded with a mullet and cut into 1 inch chunks
¼ cup cassava starch (or cornstarch)
oil for frying
1 thumb ginger, minced
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
Red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 chili peppers, (optional)
For the Sauce:
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cassava starch (alternatively cornstarch)
2 tsp sesame oil
broccoli, steamed (side dish)
sesame seed, toasted (garnish)
- In a ziplock bag or container with cover, coat and shake the chicken fillet with the quarter cup of cassava starch. Remove excess starch and set aside.
- In a bowl, add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil and tablespoon of cornstarch and whisk together. Set aside.
- In a large pan, heat oil and fry chicken chunks until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain from oil. (cassava starch coating doesn’t brown too much when fried).
- In the same pan with a tablespoon of oil, sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, bell pepper, chilis and flakes. Toss over high heat until fragrant for about a minute.
- Return the fried chicken chunks and toss together over low heat. Pour in the sauce mixture.
- Toss and stir the sauce and chicken for about 30 seconds until thickened.
- Serve with hot rice with steamed chopped broccoli & toasted sesame seeds on top.
- Share and enjoy!