Tuesday, May 20, 2014

General Tsos Chicken

We love Asian food in our house, and our favorite take-out is Axia.  Their food is delicious, and oh so fresh - and the selection is second to none.  The menu goes on for days.  When takeout isn't in the budget though, recipes like this are fantastic.  This chicken tastes like it comes from a restaurant, at a fraction of the cost (to both your wallet and your waist!).  Thanks Miss Ray for another delicious recipe!









General Tsos Chicken
1 egg white
5 T cornstarch
1 T + 2 ½ tsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 lb chicken breasts cut in ¾” pieces
1 tsp sesame oil
1 ½ T honey
1 1/s T rice vinegar
3 T oil
1 bunch scallions thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 head steamed broccoli for serving

In medium bowl, whisk together egg white, 4 T cornstarch, 1 tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp ginger.  Stir in the honey and vinegar.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high for 2 minutes.  Add 1 ½ T oil and swirl to coat.  Carefully add ½ the chicken pieces in a single layer.  Cook, turning once, 5 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken and oil.  Add scallions and garlic to (now empty) skillet and stir fry 1 minute.  Stir in sesame oil mixture.  Return chicken to pan and cook, stirring, until sauce is thick and chicken is cooked through, 1-2 minutes.  (Be very careful at this point - the sauce thickens very quickly).  Serve with broccoli and brown rice.