I know I have mentioned my love of Chinese food, but it only grows when I’m pregnant! Rather than having my husband grab takeout on his way home, I decided to make some myself! It was easy to make and tastes just as good as anything you’ll find at a restaurant!
Homemade General Tso’s Chicken Recipe:
(Makes 4 servings)
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cornstarch
Vegetable or peanut oil
1 Tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil
10 dried chili pods
4 teaspoons cornstarch
3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
4 Tablespoons rice wine
6 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons soy sauce
In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and eggs. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat. Heat 1-2 inches of vegetable or peanut oil in a large wok or pot over medium-high heat. Add coated chicken to the hot oil and fry until golden brown on the outside and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken from the oil and place on a plate with a paper towel over it and set aside. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, rice vinegar, rice wine, sugar and soy sauce. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once oil is heated, add chili pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly just until you can smell them but they aren’t burned. Add the mixing bowl with the rest of the sauce ingredients and heat until the sauce caramelizes into a glaze (2-3 minutes). Add cooked chicken back to the sauce and toss until coated. Serve over cooked rice.
Looking for more Asian inspired dishes?
Here are a few of our favorite:
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
P.F. Chang’s Copycat Mongolian Beef
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
Chinese Chicken Stir Fried Rice
Baked Crab Rangoons
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