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
- 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 eggs beaten
- ½ 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.
- Large Bowl
- large wok or pot
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Large Skillet