General Tso’s Chicken
Lightly fried chicken breast nuggets tossed in an Asian-inspired sweet and sour sauce.
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
Cut into 1 inch pieces
All Purpose Flour
Vegetable or Canola Oil
General Tso’s Sauce
Sesame or Vegetable Oil
Crushed Red Pepper
add more for heat
Low Sodium Soy Sauce
for sauce thickening
Place eggs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and cornstarch for dredging the chicken.
Heat enough oil to cover the chicken breasts in the frying pan of your choice. This should take about 3 to 5 inches of oil depending on your pan or pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Time to coat the chicken: Toss each bite-sized chicken piece in eggs and then flour mixture and set aside on a plate or tray until all chicken has been coated.
Fry pieces of chicken in small batches to prevent overcrowding for 5 minutes or until each piece is browned. Repeat until all have been cooked and be sure to drain any extra oil.
Once the chicken has cooked, mix all of the ingredients (in order) in a small bowl. Be sure to mix the cornstarch until it has fully dissolved.
Heat the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until it has thickened. Once the sauce has reached the preferred thickness, toss fried chicken bites in the sauce until fully coated.
Serve warm with chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and steamed broccoli. And don’t forget the rice! Tag @elle.thefoodie in your pictures.