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General Tso's chicken is probably one of the first dishes that I thought to myself, “I could legit eat this every day, might as well learn to make it”. It’s one of those dishes that are a special treat. I don’t order out every day and I don’t have Chinese food every time I order out. My broke ass can’t afford that, let alone ordering from the good Chinese spot.
So, I figured I’d add this dish to my list because there are those times I just want General Tso’s but just don’t want to spend $15 plus tax plus tip plus delivery fee and, oh and by the way there’s a $30 minimum. Girl, please! Ordering out is a luxury and most of the time a waste of money, depending on how hungry you are and if it’s pay day. But we don’t have to worry about that now because we can make it ourselves!
Okay, so this sauce is extremely unique. The ratios are there for a reason so you can’t just wing it and hope for the best; it will not taste right, believe me, I’ve tried. You might find that this is similar to other recipes out there, just tweaked a bit. General Tso’s is pretty darn general, no pun intended, and there’s a very small margin for creativity in the sauce. Either it taste like it or it taste like an Asian dish that’s not General Tso’s. That being said, stick to the recipe and all should go fine!
This sweet, sticky & sometimes spicy dish is a favorite of many. It’s super easy to make and the best thing about it is, since the secret is in the sauce, you can switch up the recipe in so many different ways. Instead of chicken, use shrimp or tofu. Grill it instead of frying. Add more veggies. You can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you please and it will still be a bomb-ass dish!
I’d love to know other variations of General Tso’s you’ve tried! How’d it turn out? Leave me a comment below & let’s chat about it!
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dry sherry
- 2 eggs
- 2 chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubesCoating
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 4 cups vegetable oil, for fyingSauce
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- 1/4 cup rice wine vingear
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup low sodium chicken stock
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
- 10-12 dried arbol chilies
- 1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli