General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s chicken (sometimes General Tao’s chicken, General Tsao’s chicken, or General Gau’s Chicken) is a sweet-and-spicy, deep-fried chicken dish that is popularly served in American and Canadian Chinese restaurants. The origins of the dish are unclear. (Source: Wikipedia)

I’ve been hearing and reading about this dish for sometime now although I don’t ever see it in Chinese restaurants here. Sis thought it would be great to serve this during mom’s birthday celebration last Sunday.

Ingredients:
500g boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
cooking oil

 ♥ cornstarch slurry

1 egg, beaten
1 cup cornstarch
2 tbsp soy sauce

♥ for the sauce

1 tsp garlic, minced
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup water mixed with:
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup sugar
¼ cup white wine [optional]
2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp chili flakes

♥ for the garnish

3 cups broccoli florets sautéed in butter
sesame seeds
½ cup green onions,chopped

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients for the sauce except cornstarch and water.Mix Well and Set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients for cornstarch slurry in a bowl. It will be very very thick.
  • Coat each chicken piece with cornstarch mixture and remove one by one with a fork to let mixture drip off.
  • Drop each chicken piece into hot oil in a pan and fry until crispy.Set aside
  • In a separate wok, heat 1 tbsp oil and sauté chili flakes for a few seconds.
  • Pour in sauce mixture, Wait until it boils then add some of the water-cornstarch mixture.
  • When the sauce has your desired thickness add the chicken. Just stir-fry it for a few seconds to coat chicken with the sauce.
  • Serve on a bed of buttered broccoli and sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds

So far, I had a very busy day today and I know I will be busier in the coming days. I will be attending another Red Ribbon event on thursday [Yipee!] and a friend’s daughter will be having her first birthday on Sunday. Promise to keep you posted on everything.

Good Night!

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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