Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chickity China the Chinese Chicken

So I was at home thinking how much I wanted Chinese but also how much I didn't want to have to order it. I already had chicken so I looked up a recipe and was quite pleased with how it came out!

It was a bit of a hassle with the deep-frying but I felt it was worth it!

General Tso's Chicken

Printable recipe

 Ingredients:
  • 1-1½ lbs boneless chicken breasts,
  •      cut into chunks
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 4 small dried chilies, seeds removed (I used arbol chiles)

Sauce:
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ teaspoon fresh garlic , minced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sherry or white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Batter:
  • 1/4 Tbsp soy sauce, low sodium preferred
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch

Directions:
1) Mix batter in a large bowl. It should seem thick almost putty like. Add chicken and use a wooden spoon to coat the chicken evenly.

2) Set deep fryer to 350ยบ or fill a sauce pan with 2-3” deep oil and monitor temperature with a cooking/candy thermometer.
3) Mix the sauce ingredients together in a separate bowl and set aside.
4) Using wooden spoon and a fork, remove 7-9 chicken pieces, letting the excess mixture drip off, and drop into the oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 mins.
 
5) Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
 

6) While frying chicken, in a saute pan, add a small amount of oil over medium heat.
7) Add green onions and hot peppers and stir fry about 30 seconds, then add the sauce mixture.
8) Stir sauce until thick, making sure to keep an eye on your frying chicken!
9) Add chicken to sauce and cook until bubbly. The quicker this is done the crispier the chicken stays.
8) Serve over rice and enjoy!


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