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General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso's Chicken
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)


  1. 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.
  2. In a bowl, add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil and tablespoon of cornstarch and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Return the fried chicken chunks and toss together over low heat. Pour in the sauce mixture.
  6. Toss and stir the sauce and chicken for about 30 seconds until thickened.
  7. Serve with hot rice with steamed chopped broccoli & toasted sesame seeds on top.
  8. Share and enjoy!

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