General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s Chicken (also called General Tso Chicken) is one of the most requested Chinese recipes from my readers. Like other popular Chinese dishes here in the United States, you can’t miss it if you love Chinese food.
It’s always served at Chinese buffet; it’s also a very popular Chinese takeout item. Many don’t even dare ask “How to make General Tso Chicken?” because they assume it’s difficult. But the good new is that it’s really not that hard to make at home.
Who is General Tso’s?
General Tso’s Chicken originated from Hunan, China, but from what I read, there was a brave Chinese general by the name of General Tso and he loved this chicken dish.
However, this is largely a US or western reference. In any case, the authentic recipe of General Tso’s chicken always calls for some dried red chilies—an important ingredient in Hunan cooking and this recipe is mildly spicy.
Chinese rice vinegar also plays a vital role in lending the bold vinegary note to the dish.
How Do You Make General Tso’s Chicken?
Coat the chicken generously with the cornstarch. Deep fry the chicken until they turn light brown. Stir fry the minced ginger, garlic, and dried chilies and pour the General Tso’s Chicken sauce and cook until the sauce thickens.
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