General Tso Chicken has to be one of our most delicious Chinese recipes, hands down. You can make Chinese food that tastes just as good as any Chinese restaurant that you might go to. While this recipe make take a little extra work, we know that you will find that it is worth it.
Chinese Imperial Palace General Tso Chicken
Chinese Imperial Palace General Tso’s Chicken is one of the best restaurant-style General Tso’s chicken you will find out there. Our recipe will have people wondering where you ordered this takeout from.
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
- 1 can condensed chicken broth
- 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 8 small dried red chiles, stems and seeds removed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for deep-frying, plus 1 tablespoon for stir-frying
- 2 cups sliced scallions (green onions)
- Fried rice or steamed rice, for serving
Put everything in a quart jar with a lid and shake it up, then put in the fridge. Just shake it up again when you are ready to use it.
In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, soy sauce, and hot peppers. Stir in the egg. Add the cornstarch and mix until all the chicken pieces are well coated. (It will look awful at this point.)
Heat the deep-frying oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot. Cover a large platter with a few layers of paper towels.
Set aside the chiles. Deep-fry 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the chicken chunks are fried.
Place 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and heat until very hot. Add the scallions and chiles and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Shake the sauce to recombine, then pour it into the wok. Cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add water until it’s the right consistency. Add the chicken to the sauce and cook until everything is hot and bubbly. Serve with fried or steamed rice.
This does not reheat well, so eat in one sitting.Print Recipe