General Tao’s Chicken Recipe

June 26, 2012

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What You Need

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • 4 small dried chilies, seeds removed (thai chilies are good)

Cornstarch slurry

  • 1/8 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 8 ounces chicken broth

What To Do

Place all “sauce” ingredients in a jar and shake. You can make this the night before – just put it in the fridge :)

Slurry – mix all ingredients – if too thick add a small amount of water.

Add chicken pieces to the slurry.

Hot oil to 350 and add chicken ( about 6 pieces at a time) place cooked chicken on a paper towel. Takes about 6 minutes to cook each piece.

In a wok or large pan – heat up oil you want it at about 400. I use grapeseed oil because of the high smoking temp. Add green onions and peppers into the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add sauce and stir until thick ( like the type in the restaurant ) might take a few minutes.

Add in chicken into the sauce. Cook till the sauce starts to bubble

Enjoy!

General Tao's Chicken Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • 4 small dried chilies, seeds removed (thai chilies are good)
  • Cornstarch slurry
  • ⅛ cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ⅛ cup white vinegar
  • ⅛ cup white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 8 ounces chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Place all "sauce" ingredients in a jar and shake. You can make this the night before - just put it in the fridge :)
  2. Slurry - mix all ingredients - if too thick add a small amount of water.
  3. Add chicken pieces to the slurry.
  4. Hot oil to 350 and add chicken ( about 6 pieces at a time) place cooked chicken on a paper towel. Takes about 6 minutes to cook each piece.
  5. In a wok or large pan - heat up oil you want it at about 400. I use grapeseed oil because of the high smoking temp. Add green onions and peppers into the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add sauce and stir until thick ( like the type in the restaurant ) might take a few minutes.
  6. Add in chicken into the sauce. Cook till the sauce starts to bubble
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe is adapted from HERE

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