General Tso’s Chicken

This General Tso’s Chicken Recipe takes a little bit of time but it is pretty simple. The thing I liked about this recipe, is that, it doesn’t call for the dried red chili peppers. We live in a small town, and it was impossible to find these in the store. This recipe is very popular in the Asian buffets and I had to give it a try. You can use the red pepper flakes to turn up the heat as much as you would like. I used a deep fryer to fry the chicken, which worked out very well, but if you don’t have a deep fryer; I am sure a frying pan or a wok would work just as well. Serve Generals Tso’s Chicken over rice and its like bringing part of the Asian Buffet home.


For the Marinade
1/2 T soy sauce
1/2 T cooking sherry
1 egg white
8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into one-inch cubes

For the Sauce
3 T chicken stock
1 T tomato paste
3/4 T soy sauce
3/4 T rice vinegar
1 tsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp chili paste
1 tsp vegetable oil
3/4 T sugar
1 tsp cornstarch

Coating and Cooking
about 3/4 c cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4-5 T vegetable oil
1/4 tsp chili flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
sesame seeds for garnish
scallion greens, sliced thinly, for garnish

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