I love me some Asian cuisine!! I just hate how greasy Chinese take out can be. I also don't like not knowing what ingredients are in there when you order our or get it from a restaurant.
I found this from Veronica. Go look at the picture of hers. It looks gorgeous doesn't it!
I had about 9 kids literally running around me as I was making this so mine was the simple one pot, quick version.
Veronica breaded each piece of chicken and cooked until golden brown. Then separated the chicken. Cooked the sauce separately and veggies separately, then combined to create a gorgeous meal!
Me? I dumped the breading in a baggie with the chicken, dumped it on a pan and cooked it. Then I doubled the sauce, dumped it in the pan along with the veggies until done and thickened.
Not as pretty but it was certainly delicious and easy. I will for sure be making this again! This made a ton too so I enjoyed leftovers for several lunches!
General Tso's Chicken Recipe
Adapted from Recipe Rhapsody
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sugar (I used splenda)
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. ginger (I used minced)
8 - 10 cloves of garlic (I used a bunch, I love the stuff!)
6 green onions, chopped
2 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/3 cup flour
1 pepper, I used red but you could use any color
3 cups broccoli florets
Any veggie you have in the frig.
Mix all but the last 3 ingredients for the sauce and once the sugar and cornstarch are dissolved, stir in the ginger, garlic and scallions. Set aside.
Mix the chicken with the egg and soy sauce, then roll each chunk in flour. (or do what I did and just chuck it all in a baggie and dump on the stove.) Fry the chicken until golden brown and done.
Pour sauce and veggies into pan and heat until veggies are done and sauce is thickened. Or, if you want to make it prettier, remove chicken, thicken sauce, cook veggies in the microwave and then toss all together. Serve with rice if desired.
Total calories = 2395 calories
8 huge servings = 299 calories per serving
ONE YEAR AGO -
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.