General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

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General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

This General Tso’s Chicken Recipe takes a little bit of time but it is pretty simple. The thing I liked about this recipe, is that  it doesn’t call for the dried red chili peppers. We live in a small town, and it was impossible to find these in the store. This recipe is very popular in the Asian buffets and I had to give it a try. You can use the red pepper flakes to turn up the heat as much as you would like. I used a deep fryer to fry the chicken, which worked out very well, but if you don’t have a deep fryer; I am sure a frying pan or a wok would work just as well. Serve Generals Tso’s Chicken over rice and its like bringing part of the Asian Buffet home. Enjoy

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General Tso’s Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Chicken
  • 2 lb’s boneless, skinless chicken thighs( cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 3 large egg whites (whisked or beaten until foamy)
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • cup all purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • Cooking Oil for frying
  • Sauce
  • cup Hoisin sauce
  • cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced)
  • Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Garnish
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • Sesame seed
Instructions
  1. Sauce
  2. I a bowl mix all the sauce ingredients together except for the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.
  3. In oil, sauté the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until flavors are combined. (about one minute)
  4. Stir in the Hoisin sauce mixture, stirring constantly until sauce is dark brown, and thickened. Remove from heat; set aside and cover.
  5. Chicken
  6. Combine cornstarch, baking soda and flour in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten egg whites, then roll in the cornstarch mixture until completely coated.
  7. Deep fry chicken at 375F for 3-5 minutes until golden brown- transferring to a toweling lined plate or platter to drain.
  8. Reheat the sauce to the boiling point, mix in the chicken pieces and toss them to coat.
  9. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

General Tso’s Chicken

 

 

Mushroom Chicken Recipe

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Mushroom Chicken Recipe

We have a ways to go from here to get to a Asian Buffet. So a few years ago we started preparing our own Asian Dishes. This Mushroom Chicken Recipe is just delicious. The fresh Zucchini blend with the other flavors in the recipe is scrumptious.
This is a simple recipe with not a whole lot of prep time. The recipe below is the regular recipe. I doubled it. So just adjust it to the number you are cooking for. I served this with white rice. So if you’re in the mood for Asian food give this a try you’ll love it. Enjoy

Mushroom Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cornstarch (for dusting)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 package fresh button mushrooms
  • 4 small zucchini
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts and zucchini into 1” chunks. Inserting cornstarch in a paper bag dust chicken with the cornstarch until lightly coated.
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  3. Add vegetable and sesame oil to the wok and fry chicken pieces until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Add zucchini and mushrooms to the wok and stir fry for a few minutes. Add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, minced fresh garlic, and ground ginger to the wok stirring to coat and stir fry until mushrooms and zucchini are fully cooked.
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  7. Return chicken pieces to the wok and coat with sauce, heat thoroughly and serve over rice or noodles.