I know I have mentioned my love of Chinese food, but it only grows when I’m pregnant! Rather than having my husband grab takeout on his way home, I decided to make some myself! It was easy to make and tastes just as good as anything you’ll find at a restaurant!
Homemade General Tso's Chicken Recipe
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup cornstarch Vegetable or peanut oil
1 Tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil 10 dried chili pods 4 teaspoons cornstarch 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar 4 Tablespoons rice wine 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons soy sauce
In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and eggs. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat. Heat 1-2 inches of vegetable or peanut oil in a large wok or pot over medium-high heat. Add coated chicken to the hot oil and fry until golden brown on the outside and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken from the oil and place on a plate with a paper towel over it and set aside. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, rice vinegar, rice wine, sugar and soy sauce. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once oil is heated, add chili pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly just until you can smell them but they aren't burned. Add the mixing bowl with the rest of the sauce ingredients and heat until the sauce caramelizes into a glaze (2-3 minutes). Add cooked chicken back to the sauce and toss until coated. Serve over cooked rice.
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