How to make it

  • In mixing bowl, stir together the sesame oil, soy sauce, egg white, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cornstarch until a thick slurry forms
  • Add the chicken pieces and stir until all are evenly coated
  • Set chicken aside, covered lightly with plastic wrap, at room temperature for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Sauce
  • In mixing bowl, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, chile sauce and sugar
  • Add oil to a large, heavy bottomed saucepan over high heat (I used cast iron)
  • Stir garlic and ginger into pan and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Pour sauce mixture into the garlic and ginger, stirring, until the sauce becomes thick and shiny
  • Once the sauce thickens, lower heat and keep the saucepan over a low burner partially covered to stay warm.
  • Chicken
  • Heat 1/2 inch oil in a heavy bottomed, high-sided frying pan or skillet over high heat (I used cast iron)
  • When the oil is shimmering, add one piece of chicken at a time, taking care not to crowd the pan
  • Cook chicken for 4 minutes on each side, or until deep golden brown and crisp on both sides
  • Transfer chicken to a paper towel lined plate and repeat process until you’ve cooked all the chicken
  • Then slide all the chicken into sauce and toss to coat
  • Increase heat to medium, stir and cook just until hot all the way through

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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    My mouth is watering just reading about this! Great pic too. Going on my list, wish I would've seen this yesterday, I would have made it instead of the fried chicken breasts. LOL Saving....
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  • Good4U 6 years ago
    Nost Post! I can see this in the very near future in our house.:-)
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  • mrpiggy 6 years ago
    I love this dish. I cant wait to make it. I use b/s breast too. Thanks for sharing this. Whats the difference between canola, vegetable or olive? Does it make a difference in cooking or taste?
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  • notyourmomma 6 years ago
    LOL on the Avatar....Love General Tsao's chicken, BRAVA!!
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  • chuckieb 6 years ago
    I love General Tsao's chicken. Have a recipe for General Tsao's Tofu that I make for Benj but this one sounds way more up my alley. Great post and pic Corinne! Thx.
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  • elgourmand 6 years ago
    Nicely done. Always looking for a different chicken. Thanks for the post. RJ
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  • a1patti 6 years ago
    This sounds delicious!!
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    Charlie's favorite to order. Had Chinese with him at the hospital romantic to eat on a hospital food tray, eh? LOL
    I told him I'll get busy finding a recipe for this so I can make it for him when he gets home and lo and behold look at what you are posting for me so I don't have to look! ty! ty! xoxo
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