How to Make General Tso's ChickenThe Art Of Cooking
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Chicken Stock "Heated"= 3 1/2 cup or 828 mL
Oyster Sauce=1/3 cup or 78 ml
Cooking Wine= 1/2 cup or 118 ml
Hoisin Sauce=2 tbsp or 30 ml
Soy Sauce= 1 cup or 250 ml
Dark Soy Sauce= 1 tbsp or 14 ml
Sugar=1/3 cup or 40 g
Ginger= A small piece (minced)
Green Onion= Roots only (3 or 4)
Garlic= 2-3 cloves
General Tso's Sauce:
Sugar=2 cup or 610 g
Vinegar=1 cup or 264 ml
Chili Garlic Sauce or Sriracha=1/5 cup or 3 tbsp/ 48 ml
Sesame Oil=1/2 tbsp
Green Onion=A few
Sesame Seed (optional)
Corn Starch/Potato Starch=1 tbsp
Chicken thigh=1 lb or 454 gl
White Pepper=1 tsp
Garlic Powder=1/2 tbsp
White Wine=1/8 cup or 30 ml
Baking Soda= 1 tsp (optional)
Corn Starch=1/3 cup or 43g
Vegetable Oil=2 tbsp or 30 ml
Vegetable Oil: For frying
*For single serving sauce:*
Base Sauce/Brown Sauce: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup or 50 g
Vinegar: 2 tbsp
Chili Garlic Sauce/Sriracha: 1 tsp
Brown sauce/Base sauce video can be found here:http://youtu.be/zsHAix_kBrg
Step 1: Base sauce
In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the base sauce together and set it aside for 15-20 min. The heated Chicken stock will extract the flavor from the ginger, garlic and green onions. After 15-20 min. strain the Base sauce and set it aside.
Step 3: General tsp's sauce
In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, vinegar, and chili garlic sauce. Pour in 3 1/2 cup or 828 mL of the base sauce
into the general tso's sauce.
Step 3: Batter
Cut the thigh or breast to about 1 inch or 2.5 cm in length and width. In a bowl combine the salt, garlic powder, white pepper, wine, and egg together and mix. Set it aside for about 20-30 min. in the fridge. After 20-30 min. add in 1/2 cup of corn starch and mix until you do not see the white corn starch powder. Once you do not see the white corn starch powder add in 2 tbsp of oil.
Step 4: Frying
In a pot or wok, heat the oil to 350F and add in the coated chicken one at a time using a fork. Fry for about 4-5 min or until golden brown. If you want crispier skin, fry for about another min. or so. Remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a paper towel or rack.
Step 5: Bring everything together.
In a wok or pan, add in 2 tbsp of veg, minced garlic and chopped green onions. Cook until fragrant, then add in 1 1/2 cup of general tso's sauce. Add in the thickener, 1 tbsp of potato starch/corn starch with 2 tbsp of water. Once the sauce thicken, add in the breaded fried chicken and mix. Lastly add in 1/2 tbsp of sesame oil for add fragrant.
Step 6: Plating
Plate your General tso's chicken with broccoli or other vegetables. Garnish with chopped green onions and/or sesame seeds. Served with rice or noodles.
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