General Tso’s Chicken is my favorite dish to order at the local Chinese takeout restaurants- apparently, it was also Tso Tsung-t’ang’s favorite and that is why it is rumored that this dish was named after the 19th-century general. This Hunanese dish includes bite-sized chicken pieces lightly fried and tossed in a chili-infused sweet and sour sauce. The key to the perfect, crispy breading is to coat each piece of chicken in an equal mixture of corn starch and all-purpose flour. Don’t want to use cornstarch? Try arrowroot, potato starch, tapioca, or rice flour.
Don’t forget to serve this dish with steamed broccoli, sesame seeds, green onions, and warm white rice.
I can’t wait to see your pictures and hear about your cooking experience!