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 boneless chicken thighs fillet, 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
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 (cornstarch)
2 tsp sesame oil
green onions, chopped (garnish)
sesame seed, toasted (garnish)
In a ziplock bag, coat and shake the chicken thighs with the quarter cup of cassava starch/cornstarch. Remove excess starch and set aside.
Add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil and tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk together.
In a large pan, heat oil and fry chicken chunks until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain from oil.
In the same pan with a tablespoon of oil, sauté the chili flakes, ginger and garlic until fragrant for about 30 seconds.
Return the fried chicken chunks and toss together. Pour in the sauce mixture.
Toss and stir the sauce and chicken for about 30 seconds until thickened.
Serve with hot rice and top with green onions & sesame seeds. Share and enjoy!
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