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.

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


  • 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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