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General Tso’s Chicken


2 people


20 mins


General Tso's chicken - the BEST and easiest General Tso's Chicken recipe ever. It's so delicious and much better and healthier than Chinese takeouts!


– 10 oz. boneless skinless chicken meat, (thigh or breast, cut into bite-sized pieces) – ▢1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine – ▢1 pinch salt – ▢1/3 cup corn starch – ▢oil for deep frying – ▢1 1/2 tablespoons oil – ▢3 slices peeled ginger (finely minced) – ▢1 clove garlic ((finely minced)) – ▢4-5 dried red chilies (rinsed and seeded) – ▢2 stalks scallion (white-part only, cut into 1-inch lengths) Sauce: – ▢2 1/2 - 3 tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar – ▢2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce – ▢1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce – ▢1 teaspoon Hoisin sauce – ▢1/4 cup water – ▢2 1/2 tablespoons sugar – ▢1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing Wine – ▢1 tablespoon corn starch

Step 1

– Marinate the chicken meat with the Shaoxing wine and salt for 15 minutes. Mix all the ingredients for the Sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

– Coat the chicken generously with the 1/3 cup cornstarch. Heat up the oil for deep-frying. Deep fry the chicken until they turn light brown. Dish out with a strainer, draining the excess oil by laying the chicken on a dish lined with paper towels.

Step 3

– Heat up a wok with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Add the minced ginger, garlic, and dried chilies into the wok, stir-fry until you smell the spicy aroma of the chilies. Pour the sauce into the wok.

Step 4

– When the sauce boils and thickens, add the chicken, stir to combine well with the sauce. Add the scallion and stir a few times, dish out and serve immediately.

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