Best General Tso’s Chicken recipe is a popular American take out dish named after General Tso Tsung. It is mildly sweet, slightly spicy, crisp chicken complemented with authentic Chinese spices and sauces. Here is how to make it.
I had been for a vacation in the US and I had seen many people buying General Tso’s Chicken as a “Take Out” during their lunch hour. Out of curiosity, we had relished General Tso’s Chicken as well.
Believe me or not, since that day, I have fallen in love with this dish. After coming back to my home, I tried this dish once and served to my family along with Schezwan Fried Rice. Goes without saying that they literally became fans of General Tso Chicken and let me tell you all this is the Best General Tso’s Chicken Recipe you can make at home.
Sometimes, just to surprise my kid and my husband, I often pack General Tso Chicken in their lunch boxes and their joy knows no bounds when they relish it!
I have made this recipe multiple times and this dish has always been a hit. To make General Tso Chicken, you have to fry the chicken until crisp and then it is coated with sauces and stir fried.
First all the ingredients for the marinade are mixed in a bowl, the marinade has a good mix of flavors and the chicken is added to the marinade and left for about half an hour. Once the chicken is marinated, it’s mixed with the dry ingredients so that the chicken gets a lovely thin dry coat before it’s ready to fry. The marinated chicken is fried in hot oil till it becomes golden brown on the outside. Once fried,the chicken is left aside and a delectable sauce is made by adding the ingredients and cooking it for a few minutes till it turns thick and brown, to which the crispy fried chicken is stirred in.
I had even served General Tso’s Chicken during our Chinese themed party. Some of the guests who had never tasted this dish like it so much that they asked me to share its recipe on the spot. Oh, yes, General Tso’s Chicken tastes that delicious! Get a sneak peek of its easy recipe exclusively shared for the Whisk Affair Community:
Best General Tso’s Chicken Recipe
Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe
Best General Tso's Chicken recipe is a popular American take out dish named after General Tso Tsung. It is mildly sweet, slightly spicy, crisp chicken complemented with authentic Chinese spices and sauces
- 500 g Chicken Breast Cut into bite size pieces
For the marinade
- 2 Egg White
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Vodka
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
For dry coating
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Cornflour
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
For the sauce
- 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 and 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tbsp Garlic Minced
- 1 tbsp Ginger Finely Chopped
- 3-4 Red Chillies Chopped
- Oil for frying
- 1 tbsp Roasted Peanuts Crushed
- 1 tbsp Spring Onion Greens Chopped
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and mix nicely.
Add the chicken pieces in the marinade and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Mix all the ingredients for the dry coating in a bowl.
Heat oil in a pan.
Take out the chicken pieces from the marinade and coat them in the dry mixture.
Shake them a bit to get rid of the excess dry coating and drop in the hot oil.
Fry till golden brown and crisp.
Keep the fried chicken aside.
Combine the ingredients for sauce in a pan and cook for 3-4 minutes till it slightly thickens and browned.( Approx 3-4 minutes )
Heat sesame oil in a wok.
Add garlic, ginger and red chilies and cook for a few seconds.
Add the fried chicken and sauce and stir well.
Garnish with green onions and roasted peanuts.
Serve hot with steamed rice.
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