General Tso’ Chicken
This is a sweet and spicy deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants.
It is said to originate from the Hunan province of China and is named after a well-respected Chinese military leader, General Tso.
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4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
Sesame seeds, for garnish
2 cup Cooked rice, for serving
Add chicken and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a large resealable plastic bag.
Season with salt and pepper and shake to coat.
Pour 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Shake off excess cornstarch and add chicken to oil. Cook, in batches, until golden for about 7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add garlic and red pepper flakes cook until fragrant.
Add chicken broth, making sure to scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon.
Whisk hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice with remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until combined in a medium bowl.
Pour to skillet and simmer until slightly thickened, 1 minute.
To sauce, add broccoli and cook until tender for 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and stir to coat. Simmer for 1 more minute.
Garnish with sesame seeds and serve over rice.
RECIPE VIDEO ON GENERAL TSO’ CHICKEN BY TASTE SHOW