Tuesday, March 9, 2010

General Tso's Chicken Recipe

I want to introduce you to one of my new favorite recipe blogs Kara's Kitchen Creations. I have tried several of her recipes and they are so easy and super yummy!

On Friday afternoon, I decided to give the General Tso's Chicken Recipe a try. It was very flavorful and Caroline LOVED it! Here's the recipe:

1 lb boneless chicken breast (I used tenderloins)
1/3 C flour
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp oil
1/4 C sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp water
1/4 C soysauce
1/4 C vinegar
1/4 C pineapple juice
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger (I used ground ginger)
Red Pepper Flakes (optional to taste)
4 green onions sliced (I omitted these, I let mine ruin)

Cut chicken in 1 inch pieces. Mix together flour and cayenne pepper. Dredge chicken in flour mixture and cook in small amount of oil.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Slowly whisk in liquids, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat til thick and bubbly. Add red pepper flakes and green onions. Pour over chicken to coat. Serve with fluffy rice.

As I said, this recipe was yummy! I didn't have time to go to the grocery for fresh ginger and I omitted the green onions and the red pepper flakes (didn't have them). I opted for more cayenne pepper. Also, I would reduce the vinegar by just a bit. It seemed a little too strong, but my taste buds are messed up with a sinus infection right now. So, who knows! :)

1 comment:

Leah and Maya said...

oh thank you I so need some new things to make, I am so tired of the same things but looing thru the cook books aren't giving me new idea's.