Thursday, 23 July 2015

General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken
It is a sweet, slightly spicy, deep-fried chicken dish that is popularly served in most Chinese and Asian themed American restaurants. The dish is most commonly regarded as a Hunanese dish.
The dish is named after General Tso Tsung-tang, or Zuo Zongtang, a Qing dynastygeneral and statesman, although there is no recorded connection to him.
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For Chicken Marination and Frying
500 grams boneless chicken cubes
3 tbsp Soy sauce
1 Egg beaten
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
5 tbsp Cornstarch
All purpose flour as needed
Salt as required
Oil for fry

Combine the chicken cubes with the egg, soy sauce, and pepper. Add  cornstarch to coat the chicken. Take all purpose flour give second coat to the Chicken cubes. Heat oil in a wok and fry the chicken cubes.

For the Sauce
2 tbsp  Soy sauce
1 tbsp  Rice vinegar
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp Sesame seed Oil
1 tbsp Sugar
3 tablespoons Water
1 tbsp Ginger minced
2 tbsp Garlic minced
2 tsp  Cornstarch 
2 tbsp spring onions chopped for garnishing
5 small Dried red chilli for seasoning
1/2 tbsp oil for seasoning
Note: As soya sauce is salty add salt as required..

Combine the sauce ingredients in the bowl, stir to mix the ingredients. Add 1/2 tsp oil in a wok. Add red chillies. Sauté it for few seconds. Add the sauce. Cook it till thick. Add the fried chicken cubes and mix it. Add the chopped spring onion for garnishing. Serve hot.

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