Friday, January 7, 2011

General Tso's Chicken

We generally love Chinese food, but it doesn't tend to like us back so I've been trying some at home versions. I originally saw this recipe at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy, but followed her link to the original and used that one.

I did double the sauce, but this is the NOT doubled.

General Tso's Chicken-shared from Recipe Rhapsody
1 lb chicken,cubed
1 head broccoli
2 sweet peppers, sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ginger, minced
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
crushed red pepper flakes

1 egg
1 tbsp soy sauce

Mix together sauce ingredients and set aside. Heat some oil in a large frying pan. (My oil wasnt deep, it just filled the pan and I replenished if I needed too) Oil is hot enough when a sprinkle of water sizzles when added.

Combine egg and soy sauce and mix well. Combine with the chicken. Coat chicken with flour and fry until crispy and cooked all the way through. Remove to a papertowl lined plate.

Saute veggies in pan until crisp tender about 10 mins or so.(This may depend on how well you like them cooked.) Remove from the pan. Add the sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer and allow to thicken. Add the chicken back in and heat through. Toss in the veggies. Serve over brown rice.

**I did add in some crushed red pepper flakes for some heat as I know its traditionally spicy, but it needed more. We felt like something was missing but we weren't sure what. We did end up adding some more soy sauce as we ate it and that helped the flavor along. It was pretty healthy and tasty otherwise.

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